Based on the Livable Housing Design Guidelines, the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 edition contains new livable housing provisions that will make new Australian homes more suitable for people with mobility issues. In practice, this entails eliminating steps whenever possible, creating more room in the bathroom, enlarging doorways, and making provisions for future modifications like the installation of grab rails. The priority for designers and specifiers is understanding the ‘nuts and bolts’ of these changes and how they will impact the design of different parts of new home builds, including the types of drainage systems that may be specified.

Livable Housing Provisions & Level Threshold Compliance: The Impact of the National Construction Code 2022 on Drainage Design and Specification examines the changes in the NCC 2022 that are relevant to drainage systems in residential builds. We provide an overview of the new livable housing provisions in the NCC 2022 and their key objectives. We then discuss the relevant performance requirements that apply to level thresholds. Finally, we consider the suitability of linear threshold drains in meeting these new requirements.

As Australia’s premier drainage manufacturer and supplier, Stormtech is committed to delivering superior linear drainage solutions that meet the needs of today’s residential market. As the proud pioneer of this unique drainage system, Stormtech is recognised globally as an industry leader in the design, consultation and manufacture of linear drainage – solutions that enable the creation of safe, accessible homes. 

Download this whitepaper to learn how the changes in the NCC 2022 will impact drainage design and specification.


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