Bushfire Standard now available to access
May 06, 2020
HIA recently released an Bushfire recovery response member alert informing that builders and homeowners will have easier access to the bushfire construction standard AS 3959 with Standards Australia waiving the fee for access to the standard.
Australian Standard 3959:2018, Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas provides the technical design requirements for building homes in bushfire areas, along with the criteria to assess the bushfire risk of a property.
Standards Australia have now informed on how AS 3959:2018 can be accessed through its distributor’s websites.
What you will need to do is go to the SAI Global website to access the PDF through the AS 3959:2018 page and follow the steps on the right hand side where there is drop-down box saying, ‘Product Format’, please ensure you pick the ‘PDF – English – DRM’ option and then add to cart and follow prompts from there.
In coming week the standard will also be available through Standards Australia’s other current publisher Techstreet.
HIA is pleased to see open access being provided and this will help thousands of people impacted by the recent bushfires move through the rebuilding process a little more smoothly and reduce the red tape involved in designing and building a home which needs to meet these requirements.
For further information, please contact the HIA Building Services Team on 1300 650 620.