The National Construction Code (NCC) of Australia details the minimum necessary requirements for safety, health, amenity, and sustainability that need to be met in the design and construction of new buildings (a new building work in existing buildings) throughout Australia.
Using products that do not conform to the NCC requirements can leave installers, builders, and resellers liable for cost of replacement, rectification, and consequential damages.
The LYSAGHT® range of steel building products has been developed, tested, and manufactured to not only meet Australia’s demanding climatic and geographic requirements, but also to provide building designers, builders and owners with the confidence that comes from using guaranteed compliant products.
Chain of Responsibility
It is the primary responsibility of each person in the value chain, from designer-to-supplier-to-installer-to-builder, to ensure that products used on a building are;
- Suitable for the intended use, and;
- Comply with the relevant Australian Standards and NCC provisions.
Increasingly, regulatory authorities are requiring documentary evidence of a product’s compliance to the requirements of the NCC. Recent legislation in some jurisdictions goes further, placing onus on all members in the chain of responsibility to report use of any non-conforming product.
The NCC outlines deem-to-satisfy requirements for metal building products based on compliance to Australian Standards. Whilst the applicable Australian Standards differ between Residential and Non-Residential buildings, the underlying common tenants are;
- That installed metal claddings must be able to meet expected Structural, Wind and Installation loads, as per the Australian Standards, and;
- That installed metal claddings must be sufficiently durable to meet the amenity and sustainability requirements of the Australian Standards.
LYSAGHT® steel building products have been tested to meet all relevant Australian Standards, as outlined in the NCC Compliance Bulletins.