Just before the year ends, we thought we would look ahead to what’s coming in 2023. Some of what we have to look forward to is NSW specific, and others apply nationwide. New Building Code – 1 May 2023 On the national front, the new building code will come into effect in 2023. It is […]
New South Wales Building Certification
To ease the stress of dealing with rapid change with a new version of the building code being issued every year, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) moved to a 3-year cycle. The last update was in 2019, and the new update is due this year. Although for those of us working with Section J
The application of BASIX to larger boarding houses has been contentious since about 2007, soon after Section J of the building code commenced. It was never meant to be an issue! BASIX was not intended to be applicable to large boarding houses (ie those boarding houses defined as Class 3 buildings under the building code).
We have talked several times in previous newsletters about the challenges of assessing boarding houses in NSW. This has been because Class 3 boarding houses have, over time, been interpreted as needing a Basix certificate as well as a full Section J assessment under the building code. In attempt to resolve this problem the Dept
We have picked out a few key points from each of the new parts of Section J starting with J1.3 Roof and Ceiling Construction. Roof and Ceiling Construction This appears to be a very short section which should be easy to get one’s head around. If you take out all the lines of text relating