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pdf Don't Get Stuck With The Bill

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AW1850-The-Bill-A4-2pp.pdf

Liability for non-compliant products doesn’t rest solely with the manufacturer.

The recent high profile case of Infinity Cables taught the industry one very important lesson – that suppliers, resellers and retailers can be left with liabilities when products are deemed to be non-compliant.In the case of Infinity Cables, the company went into liquidation following the product recalls issued by NSW Fair Trading and subsequently the ACCC. It is estimated that up to 40,000 homes were affected. As a result, retailers, in some circumstances, were required to bear the costs of removal and replacement of faulty cables. Here are some questions you should ask before selling someone else’s product

pdf Economic Stimulus Healthy Affordable Homes NLEPP June 2020 Final 18062020

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Economic-Stimulus-Healthy-Affordable-Homes-NLEPP-June-2020-Final-18062020.pdf

We are advocating for governments to implement a national low-income energy productivity program (NLEPP), thatinstallsenergy efficiency and solar in the homes of people on low incomes.

pdf FPA Australia IB 17 NCC 2019 Note on as 1530 4

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fpa_australia_-_ib_17_ncc_2019_note_on_as_1530.4.pdf

Purpose statement
The note pertaining to the reference of Australian Standard AS1530.4:2014 in Volume One of the National Construction Code(NCC) has changed.This document provides information and guidance on the relevant evidence of suitability required by the NCC2019 and the indicated change in required evidence of suitability from 1 May 2022 as a result of the change to this note

pdf IA First Article Thermal Building Requirements 2 Popular

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IA First article-Thermal Building Requirements-2.pdf

The National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 outlines new energy efficiency requirements, calling for thermal bridging between building elements to be fully accounted for in thermal computations for most Australian building classifications, impacting Total R-Value. NCC 2019 directly refers to NZS 4214:2006, used in New Zealand’s Building Code to determine thermal resistance of building elements.

pdf IA Second Article Important NCC 2019 Changes FA 3

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IA-Second-Article-Important-NCC-2019-Changes-FA-3.pdf

NCC 2019 Calls for new insulation testing protocols, and new thermal declaration and labelling requirements.

May 2020 marks a significant milestone for Australia’s Insulation industry, marking the compliance deadline for revised Insulation Standard AS/NZS 4859.1.2018 under NCC 2019. This is the most significant change to the insulation compliance landscape from both a fire testing and thermal testing perspective in over a decade, redefining how products are tested and declared.

pdf Insulation Australasia Industry Alert NCC May 2019

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2019 NCC Fire Compliance Requirements for Soffit Insulation

Soffit Insulation Manufacturers and Building Practitioners are alerted to the end of the concession period for acceptable demonstration of Group Numbers for building linings as required by the National Construction Code of Australia (NCC). This affects soffit insulation that is exposed to the space below, as it is then also effectively a building lining.

pdf Pathway to 2020 New Building Energy Efficiency Standards

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pathway-to-2020-new-building-energy-efficiency-standards.pdf

This Report analyses the range of cost-effective savings in the energy consumption of newbuildings that could be achieved in Australia by 2015 and 2020, relative to buildingscompliant with the current, 2010 version of the Building Code of Australia (BCA2010), basedon a number of defined scenarios

pdf Report ACA 131108 Insulation Australasia Flexible Duct Tests 140507 Popular

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Report-ACA-131108-INSULATION-AUSTRALASIA-Flexible-Duct-Tests-140507.pdf

A Survey of the thermal performance of nine (9) lengths of flexible ductwork has been performed through the commissioning of independent sampling, measurement and testing. Of the nine (9) test specimens, none achieved their declared performance.

pdf Stage 1 Acronem Consulting Compliance Checklist

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18April2012-Stage-1-Acronem-Consulting-Compliance-Checklist2.pdf

To be considered for Insulation Australasia (IA) membership, applicants must substantiate compliance to the relevant Australian and New Zealand Standards, and National Construction Code (NCC). Compliance with the NCC, and the insulation product standard AS/NZS4859.1 is demonstrated by fulfilling evidence of suitability requirements. A three-stage process has been identified to ensure all necessary compliance aspects are considered to the satisfaction of the IA Board. Stage 1 requirements are addressed in this report. Stage 1 involves providing a checklist for each product classification, listing the compliance requirements of AS/NZS 4859.1, and the National Construction Code 2012. Each checklist provides a consistent interpretation for confirming IA evidence of suitability requirements for insulation products in their intended applications.

pdf Stage 2 Acronem Consulting Demonstrating Compliance2

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10August2012-Stage-2-Acronem-Consulting-Demonstrating-Compliance2.pdf

To be considered for Insulation Australasia (IA) membership, applicants must substantiate compliance to the relevant Australian and New Zealand Standards, and National Construction Code (NCC). Compliance with the NCC and the insulation product standard AS/NZS4859.1 is demonstrated by fulfilling evidence of suitability requirements. A three-stage process has been identified to ensure all necessary compliance aspects are considered to the satisfaction of the IA Board. This report represents the second stage of the three-stage process for complying with the Insulation Australasia guidelines as outlined in the scope of this document.

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