Sole-Occupancy Unit: BCA

NSW – HENDRY building certifiers advise that the NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure has released a Planning Circular title “The Guide to the Building Code of Australia Clarifies Sole-Occupancy Unit” and provides an expanded explanation of the definition… (more) Building Legislation Table Refer to our Building Legislation Table for further information on the building control process. Further Advice For building surveying consultancy advice… Read more

New A5 Category of Certification: Building Code of Australia

NSW – HENDRY building certifiers advise that the Building Professionals Board has announced that the new category of A5 certifiers will be able to issue complying development certificates under State Environmental Planning Policy (Port Botany and Port Kembla) 2013, for developments that can’t be classified under the Building Code of Australia (BCA) – things like rail-mounted cranes and loaders …… Read more

Window Locks: Child Safety Laws: Building Code of Australia

NSW – HENDRY building certifiers advises that the Building Professionals Board in a BP Bulletin advises that “Strata and residential tenancies legislation will be amended to: Require owners’ corporations to install safety devices on all windows that pose a safety risk to young children Allow owners to install safety devices regardless of the by-laws of the strata scheme Include window… Read more

Sole-Occupancy Unit: BCA

NSW – HENDRY building certifiers advise that the NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure has released a Planning Circular title “The Guide to the Building Code of Australia Clarifies Sole-Occupancy Unit” and provides an expanded explanation of the definition… (more) Building Legislation Table Refer to our Building Legislation Table for further information on the building control process. Further Advice For… Read more

EPAR: New Fire Safety Regulations

NSW – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the NSW Government Planning & Environment have issued a technical guideline (under EPAR) titled ‘New fire safety requirements when development affects an existing building’ for class 1b to 9 buildings. The main new provision in is the new obligation for certifying authority or principle certifying authority to notify council of any ‘significant’ fire… Read more

New A5 Category of Certification: Building Code of Australia

NSW – HENDRY building certifiers advise that the Building Professionals Board has announced that the new category of A5 certifiers will be able to issue complying development certificates under State Environmental Planning Policy (Port Botany and Port Kembla) 2013, for developments that can’t be classified under the Building Code of Australia (BCA) – things like rail-mounted cranes and loaders …… Read more

Fire Sprinklers: Aged Care: Building Code of Australia

NSW – HENDRY building certifiers advise that NSW Planning & Infrastructure have issued a e-bulletin titled ‘Fire sprinklers in aged care facilities’ covering all aspects of fire sprinklers in residential aged care under the Building Code of Australia including comments on the applicability of the Premises Standard for disability access… (more)

Window Locks: Child Safety Laws: Building Code of Australia

NSW – HENDRY building certifiers advises that the Building Professionals Board in a BP Bulletin advises that “Strata and residential tenancies legislation will be amended to: Require owners’ corporations to install safety devices on all windows that pose a safety risk to young children Allow owners to install safety devices regardless of the by-laws of the strata scheme Include window… Read more