Typically, buildings built from the early 1990s onwards stand a greater chance of having been clad in Aluminium Composite Panelling (ACP) than those that came before. The timing is linked to an exponential increase in its manufacture after the patent for one of the earliest ACP products developed expired.
This paved the way for competition in market share and alternative applications. Relying on the identification of ACP on a façade alone is insufficient to gauge the level of risk it poses to your building and its occupants. It’s location, extent and level of combustibility are equally important factors which must also be taken into account.