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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 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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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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