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Fire Safety

Some types of products require fire or flammability testing including cladding, curtain walls, dampers, glass, insulation, plumbing, roofing and more. Testing might be necessary before these products can be accepted......

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The Building Resilience Rating Tool (BRRT)

The Building Resilience Rating Tool (BRRT) is a web based tool that rates the resilience of a home based on three key sets of information: Information about the house- including......

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Climate Vulnerability

The climate vulnerability of a product refers to how prone a product is to be affected by climatic conditions. It is related to climate change and the resilience of a......

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Modern Slavery/ Human Rights

This information is currently being updated. Information for our knowledge resources comes from many sources. If you have information you would like to contribute, please contact us. All submissions will......

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The National Construction Code/ Building Code of Australia

Buildings in Australia need to comply with the National Construction Code [NCC]. The NCC specifies the Australian and New Zealand standards (AS/NZS) that a material or building product has to......

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Termites

The NCC states that termite risks should be managed when a primary building element is subject to attack by subterranean termites: AS 3660.1; This will depend on the composition of......

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CodeMark Certificate

This third-party certification scheme allows the use of new and innovative products while certifying that they are compliant with the NCC.The CodeMark ‘Certificate of Conformity’ provides a wide range of......

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Energy Efficiency

The energy efficiency in building appliances has to do with the amount of energy they use to achieve certain outcomes. Energy efficient appliances use less energy and can help lower......

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Product Substitution

A substitute product may offer same or similar products as a product from another company. However, there are certain risks faced when a product is substituted. Some factors like switching......

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Structural

The minimum requirements for the structural performance of building materials and forms of construction are specified in the NCC in part B1. In it, it is specified which characteristics you......

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Insurance and Cost

The pricing of insurance premiums in some high hazard regions, or for property that might be vulnerable, has begun to reflect losses over many decades driven by the failure to......

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Hazards

There are natural hazards that a building or product may be exposed to; In Australia, the most common ones are bushfire, cyclone, inundation and storm. The exposure of a building......

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Under Construction

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