Australian Standards & BCA
All building work must comply with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
Understanding BCA & Australian Standards
All building work must comply with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA). The BCA Volume 1 and 2 are part of the National Construction Code series published by the Australian Building Codes Board.
National Construction Code changes
The National Construction Code (NCC) has moved to a three year amendment cycle which resulted in an unprecedented level of changes that affect the residential building industry.
From March 2019, HIA partnered with James Hardie and Independent Hardware Group to hold nationwide seminars in preparation for the key changes that came into effect on 1 May 2019.
The BCA changes each year, so it can take time to keep up to date with the requirements that apply to new homes and renovations. The BCA also makes reference to several Australian Standards and these also change from time to time.
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