Today, on 8 April 2016, the 4 month transition period for compliance with the bushfire construction requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) expired. The purpose of the transition period was to provide stakeholders sufficient time to take into consideration the effect of the amendments on their planning and building requirements when contemplating future development.
From today, applications for building approval for certain residential buildings in bushfire-prone areas now need to address compliance with the bushfire construction requirements of the BCA. All major alterations and additions to certain residential buildings also need to comply with the bushfire construction requirements of the BCA.
The Building Act 2011 provides that the BCA is the primary applicable building standard for new building work and includes specific bushfire construction requirements for the following classes of residential buildings in bushfire-prone areas:
- Class 1
- Class 2
- Class 3 and
- Class 10a buildings and decks associated with a Class 1, 2 or 3 building
WA BAL Report can advise you of your requirements now that the bushfire planning and building legislation is in full force and effect. A suitably qualified building surveyor can assist you in determining the building requirements for your proposal.
For more information
WA BAL Report are accredited Level 1 BAL Assessors and are experts at conducting Bushfire Attack Level Assessment Reports and bushfire prevention in general in Perth and Western Australia. For more information, contact our friendly staff on 08 6114 9356 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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