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Industry Links - Building Codes and Standards

Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB)

Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB)

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is a joint initiative of all levels of government in Australia and includes representatives from the building industry. The Board's mission is to address issues relating to health, safety, amenity and sustainability by providing for efficiency in the design, construction and performance of buildings through the BCA and the development of effective regulatory systems.

The Building Code

The Building Code

The Building Code of Australia (BCA) is produced and maintained by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) on behalf of the Australian Government and State and Territory Governments with the goal of achieving and maintaining acceptable standards of structural sufficiency, safety (including safety from fire), health and amenity for the benefit of the community now and in the future.

Standards Australia

Standards Australia

It is important to choose the right insulation for each building application and where applicable (e.g. BCA requirements) the minimum energy efficiency, acoustic ratings, fire and safety requirements.

There are many types of building materials available for use as thermal and acoustic insulation. Most have distinctive appearances, unique characteristics and differing performance levels - and as such are measured and tested differently for BCA compliance.

For more information on what type of insulation is most appropriate for your situation contact one of our knowledge staff on (07)

THE STAR RATING

THE STAR RATING

The objective of the star rating system is to reduce the emission of Greenhouse Gasses and focuses on using less energy in buildings for heating and cooling.

All buildings are given a star rating. The 6 Star Energy Equivalence Rating of a building is determined by the design of its envelope or shell - roofs, walls, floors and windows. The rating is out of 10 stars. Higher star rating means higher the energy efficiency and the comfort of the building

New houses and townhouses, and major renovations to existing houses and townhouses (e.g. alterations and additions), must achieve a minimum 6-star energy equivalence rating while new multi-unit residential buildings and major renovations to units must achieve an average 5-star energy equivalence rating.