The 2016 National Construction Code has been updated and also adopted by various States and Territories across Australia since 1st May 2016.

Some of the changes include:

Volume 1 – New ‘Farm Shed’ definition

New ‘Farm Shed’ and ‘Farm Building’ definitions have been added to confirm these structures are classified for compliance under the BCA NCC.

Volume 2 – – Change to Class 10a

The provision has been restructured and amended to clarify that a Class 10a private garage located above or below a Class 1 building is considered to be part of the Class 1 building for the purpose of Part 3.7.2.

The updated 2016 National Construction Code can be downloaded free from the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) website.

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Image: The 2016 National Construction Code