National Construction Code

Timber buildings – evidence of lower costs emerge

So timber buildings really do cost less to build. New research appears to prove the case and the timber development sector is educating the rest of the industry.  Timely too,…

Senate committee calls for flammable cladding ban

There’s no place for the import, sale or use of combustible polyethylene (PE) core aluminium composite panels in Australia, a Senate inquiry into non-conforming building products has declared.

Australia must build for a zero carbon future

A bright future of low energy, comfortable and resilient buildings with zero carbon emissions awaits – if governments use the National Construction Code to help us get there.

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Better energy performance in homes gets green light from ministers

One bright note from last week’s Building Ministers Forum was an agreement to progress work to increase the energy performance requirements for residential construction under the National Construction Code for the planned 2022 iteration.