Part D1: D1.8 External Stairways: Building Code of Australia

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) Part D1 Provision for Escape contains clause D1.8 External Stairways or Ramps in lieu of Fire-Isolated exits. The following information will help clients understand this clause. Building Code of Australia: Clause – Issue The external exit stair must not be exposed to openings in the building under Part D1 of the Building Code of Australia. Building Code of Australia:… Read more

Building Code of Australia: Key Changes

NSW – HENDRY building certifiers advise that the NSW Government Planning & Infrastructure has issued a Building Circular titled ‘Building Code of Australia 2013 – Key Changes’ and outlines to councils, building certifiers, private certifiers, industry practitioners and other stakeholders the key changes made to the Building Code of Australia in 2013 as they apply to NSW in obtaining a… Read more

NCC: BCA 2013: Window Barriers

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the new BCA 2013 will include requirements for window barriers for openable windows in the NCC 2013. The requirements mean window barriers are required for openable windows in early childhood centres and bedrooms in residential buildings where the floor beneath the window is more than two metres above the surface beneath. The BCA… Read more