Building owners score partial win in 'flammable cladding' appeal

Building owners score partial win in 'flammable cladding' appeal
The body corporate for luxury beachfront apartments in Mount Maunganui is one of two parties behind the lawsuit. (Image: Cutterscove Resort Apartments)
Greg Hurrell
The court of appeal has partly overturned a high court ruling on jurisdiction in a fight over aluminium building cladding alleged to be dangerously flammable. The appeal was brought by the body corporate of the three-storey Cutterscove Resort Apartments in Mount Maunganui and by Argosy Property. Argosy’s portfolio included a Burger Fuel building in Auckland and a property in Māngere, south Auckland. All three properties are clad, at least in part, with Alucobond PE and Alucobond Plus, which are aluminium composite panel (ACP) cl...

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