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Bushfire Construction Standard cost waived

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.

HIA members will have easier access to the bushfire construction Standard AS 3959 following an agreement by Standards Australia to waive the cost for access to the Standard.

Details have now been released on how builders and homeowners can access AS 3959:2018 through its two distributors’ websites.

You can access a PDF copy of the Standard at the SAI Global website.

Follow the steps on the right-hand side where there is drop-down box saying ‘Product Format’, ensure you pick the ‘PDF – English – DRM’ option and then add to cart and follow prompts from there. 

The Standard is also available through Techstreet.

HIA is pleased to see open access being provided to this Standard. Its release 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 that needs to meet these requirements.

 

To find out more, contact HIA’s Building Services team.

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