During August Queensland became the first state to pass legislation addressing non-conforming building products.
The Government industry web site notes the destinction between non-conforming and non-compliant products:
- Non-conforming building products are products or materials that claim to be something they are not; do not meet required standards for their intended use; or are marked and supplied with the intent to deceive those who use them.
- Non-compliant building products are products that are used in situations where they do not comply with the requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC).
This legislation is largely in response to the recent aluminium composite cladding incidents but its reach covers the entire building and construction industry.