Research on serious building defects in New South Wales strata communities found that the most commonly occurring serious defect related to waterproofing. For homeowners, tenants, and strata managers, serious defects typically resulted in considerable financial and emotional stress, highlighting the importance of a thorough and up-to-date understanding of current best practices and the changing regulatory environment. When it comes to waterproofing of domestic wet areas, the 2021 update of the AS 3740 “Waterproofing of wet areas within residential buildings” and the 2022 update of the National Construction Code require careful consideration.

Waterproofing of wet areas: Navigating the key changes in AS 3740-2021 for residential projects discusses the key changes to AS 3740 and how it may affect your next residential project. We provide an overview of AS 3740, including some of the key structural changes in the 2021 update, its relationship with the NCC and the most notable new requirements. We then consider some potential issues that may arise between the NCC and the updated waterproofing standards, before presenting a leading linear drainage manufacturer that can help you navigate the compliance landscape.

Australia’s leading linear drainage manufacturer and supplier, Stormtech is committed to providing the highest quality, expertly tailored drainage solutions for today’s building projects. Boasting an unrivalled depth of experience in linear drainage solutions, Stormtech welcomes questions on product selection, code compliance and fault-free installation.

Download this whitepaper and navigate the key changes in AS 3740-2021 and how it may affect your next residential project.


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