In the lifetime of any building, facade cladding rectification may be required to repair damaged panels, modernise the appearance of an older building, improve energy efficiency or replace non-compliant panels. Recladding has become a critical part of many large-scale building projects. It is therefore important to understand which products are suitable to reclad with and choose products that promote safety and longevity — while also finding an option that can meet the needs for durability and sustainability that are in focus today.  

Choosing the Right Cladding to Prevent Future Rectification

Specifying the right cladding materials for the build can prevent costly remediation and rectification works down the track. As governments issue stricter regulations on non-compliant cladding, choosing safe and compliant materials will reduce the need for undergoing rectification works, and for registering buildings with, or having to receive assistance from, government programs. 

Combustible cladding: the leading cause of building rectification

Owing to recent combustibility and fire safety issues in large-scale buildings, Australian governments and regulators have been pushing for the replacement of all combustible cladding. Over 3,000 buildings in Australia have been identified with combustible cladding, and require urgent removal and replacement of their cladding to ensure occupant safety. Rectification works typically involve tearing down combustible panels, containing materials such as polyethylene or expanded polystyrene, and recladding the building in a product certified and tested as non-combustible, and deemed compliant with fire safety regulations such as AS 1530.1 and AS 1530.3. 

Various state governments have been leading the charge for rectification. Cladding Safety Victoria is a world leader in reducing the risks associated with combustible cladding, working with owners and corporations to rectify their buildings, while the NSW Government has developed Project Remediate — an initiative offering interest-free loans to replace combustible cladding. The Queensland government’s recent regulations saw building owners required to register their buildings and complete a combustible cladding checklist, with penalties for those who missed the deadline. With both incentives for, and penalties for not, rectifying cladding, it is important for builders and contractors to ensure they are remedying non-compliance issues as soon as possible. 

However, specifying non-combustible cladding products and getting the facade right the first time can prevent these expensive rectification works from having to take place, saving time and money. From solid aluminium to fibre cement, brick and terracotta panels, a wide range of non-combustible cladding materials exist, with fully-tested systems to ensure total compliance with safety regulations. 


Waterproofing Your Building: Cladding Rectification for Weather Resistance

Waterproofing is the number one defect affecting high rise constructions today—so it is another important issue facing builders. It is better to reclad sooner rather than later if water damage may be an issue on a project.  Water damage accounts for over a quarter of Australia’s total building defect cost, so compliance is important—but a test report for compliance with AS4284 is no longer enough to ensure proper waterproofing.  

Rather than having to replace water damaged cladding, builders should choose compliant products from the outset. This involves not only choosing waterproof panels, but a complete system that has been tested for suitable air pressure to prevent leakage, and airflow or drainage to prevent moisture buildup.  


A Systemised Approach: Rainscreen Facade Systems for Increased Energy Efficiency

Alongside choosing the right materials and compliance testing, how your facade system is configured can make a difference when it comes to compliance. Energy efficiency and waterproofing often depend on the way your cladding panels are attached to a facade, with rainscreen systems providing a superior solution to both these issues. Rainscreens provide waterproofing with a twofold approach: deflecting moisture off the front of the facade, while draining any moisture that might penetrate the front layer via a ventilated cavity behind the cladding itself. As well as providing protection against moisture damage, this ventilated cavity also promoted airflow behind the cladding for temperature regulation, reducing the need for energy consumption in the building. Fairview’s range of cladding, from natural to aluminium options, can be arranged in rainscreen configurations to add improved energy efficiency to your large-scale projects. 


Choosing Compliance: Fairview’s Recladding Product Range

Selecting the right cladding product for a rectification or recladding project is critical. As a leading provider of compliant cladding products, Fairview offers a wide range of cladding systems, in a variety of materials to suit aesthetic and sustainability requirements. Whether you are seeking aluminium or natural cladding, Fairview offers a complete range of solutions available to the construction industry for cladding rectification works across all building applications. 


Aluminium Cladding Solutions

Aluminium cladding remains a popular option for its versatility, lightweight nature and ease of installation. With a variety of Fairview cladding options in aluminium, architects and developers can choose the best option to suit their recladding project, while being sure of compliance with NCC requirements. 


The solid aluminium cladding that meets requirements for durability, sustainability and compliance, Vitradual is in a league of its own when it comes to rectification products. As a resilient building material, Vitradual can withstand the pressures of many different environments, from heat to moisture, without risking damage to your building. As well as being AS 4284 compliant, Vitradual demonstrates proven performance under wind load pressures, is deemed non-combustible, and features a heavy duty PVDF coating to protect the panels against moisture and degradation. This product is one of the industry’s most tested cassette cladding systems, perfectly suited for cladding rectification projects.   



Interlocking panels are a popular form of aluminium cladding, and an ideal choice for monumental architecture. A low-maintenance system that protects against the elements, interlocking metal cladding adds superior longevity and durability for large scale projects. Fairview’s Stryüm is a linear system with an interlocking groove to secure panels into place. Able to be installed as a rainscreen system, it offers improved ventilation, thermal performance and protection against moisture build up. Made from solid aluminium, Stryüm offers a completely non-combustible and weatherproof option ideal for rectification projects where a replacement cladding for an intricate design is required. 


Vitracore G2 

Engineered aluminium panels remain one of the most popular types of aluminium cladding panels on the market—but it is wise to ensure the product chosen is 100% compliant with NCC regulations. Removal of non-compliant composite panels with a plastic core has resulted in a need for safe alternative solutions. Vitracore G2 is the ideal aluminium engineered panel to suit your project needs, which still features the same sought-after aluminium properties such as lightweight nature, durability and ease of installation. Featuring a non-combustible profiled aluminium core, it remains lightweight, flexible and easy to install on large-scale projects, while being certified compliant with non-combustibility Australian Standards AS 1530.1, AS 1530.3 and deemed non-combustible under NCC clause C2D10(6)(g).  Designed for high performance as a facade material, Vitracore G2 offers superior resistance to oil canning, preventing buckling or distortion in changing weather conditions that could otherwise affect the weatherproofing of the system overall.  


Going Natural: Recladding with Natural Materials 

Alongside compliance with non-combustibility and weatherproofing requirements, architects and developers are increasingly seeking products that will meet today’s sustainability requirements. As architecture turns its focus to reducing consumption of resources, lower energy production, longevity and a connection to the natural world through design, natural cladding materials have come into the spotlight. Cladding rectification needn’t mean replacing one metal panel with another—it is possible to create a stunning biophilic facade using durable, natural materials. Fairview’s naturals range offers compliant cladding products in a range of natural styles to suit today’s design needs.  



Smartbric cladding features brick slips in a unique track and rail system—building with brick has never been easier or faster. The lightweight slips and easy-install system make brick cladding possible to achieve even on large, commercial high-rise projects. The specialised rail system creates a rainscreen for improved waterproofing, and is heavy, interlocking and made from galvanised steel or aluminium for added longevity and reduced structural movements. A long-lasting, weather-resistant and non-combustible design, Smartbric combines compliance with classic brick styles, for rectification that breathes new life into your facade.  



Clayton cladding is a terracotta facade system that allows sustainable design from start to finish. Formed from the earth’s raw materials and showcasing superior durability, Clayton terracotta tiles are completely non-combustible and can be repurposed at the end of their life, reducing landfill wastage. Able to be installed as a rainscreen system for waterproofing, they can also add a low-emissions, low-maintenance aspect to your rectified facade, as they are dust-resistant and self-cleaning, minimising use-stage embodied carbon.  



The artistic, low-cost and lightweight pre-finished fibre-cement panel, Genesis cladding offers a NCC compliant facade with a wealth of customisation options. Made from through-coloured fibre cement, Genesis is available in an almost endless range of colours, textures and shapes for design flexibility, while showcasing a stylish natural texture for biophilic design.  Compliant with AS 1530.3 for fire safety and AS 4284 for weatherproofing, Genesis is also resistant to biological degradation, providing a sustainable and durable option for recladding that combines compliance with customisation.  

These products form only part of our complete range of compliant products available to the construction industry, for cladding rectification works across all building applications.  


Cladding Rectification Done Right CPD 

If you are wondering where to begin when it comes to rectification, Fairview provide a variety of resources to assist you. 

Our Cladding Rectification Done Right CPD Presentation will help you achieve crucial core CPD competencies such as project initiation and conceptual design, and detailed design and construction documentation, while teaching you more about compliant cladding rectification processes.  


Fairview: Your Partner for Cladding Rectification

With a commitment to cladding innovation and extensive experience as friends of the industry, Fairview have long been assisting builders, developers and architects in achieving compliance, sustainability and design flexibility when it comes to rectification projects.  

With our very own cladding recycling facility for non-compliant aluminium panels, Ecoloop, Fairview can assist you with your rectification project from start to finish. Get in touch to speak with a rectification specialist. 


How can we help?

When it comes to advice and products for your cladding rectification project our team of dedicated professionals are at the forefront of providing up-to-date advice and expertise. 

Expert Advice 
Our specialist Rectification Team provide complimentary consultancy advice on the most cost-effective cladding solutions that deliver a compliant and safe building. 

Regulations Compliant 
Fairview are trusted for absolute compliance across our extensive product range. We have undertaken rigorous third-party testing on all our products. From weatherproof testing to combustibility testing and complete Codemark certification, our products have been proven to withstand the challenges they may face when installed on a building in just about any conditions.  

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“Fairview has always been easy to deal with & reliable with supply of materials”. David, GLCC

“The product is first class architectural cladding material”. John Lindsay-Field, Teds Roofing

“We have been dealing with Fairview for many years. We find them to be very professional, accommodating, always willing to go above and beyond to help get material either sent to us or ready for collection. They’re also very quick to respond to any queries we may have”. John, GCP Fab


The team at Fairview are ready to assist you at any stage of your recladding project with a second-to-none QA process, technical advice, compliant and safe products, and readily available stock.