Building Code Standards vary across Australia, not just state to state, but also region by region within each state! So ensuring your ducting is compliant with local, state and federal government regulations is a must.
Specifically, this means that you need to be sure that the ducting you choose meet the criteria of your local building regulations. Otherwise you may purchase ducting that you can’t legally use, even though you may buy them in good faith. And even if you can get your money back, you will still have to pay for the installation costs and expenses you have incurred.
Why do Government regulations vary region to region and what does this mean?
As local climate conditions vary based on geography and weather patterns, so too do Government Building regulations need to vary to reflect these local climate changes.
There is also the issue of jurisdictions - Federal, State and Local Governments - which all tend to tackle different building code related issues.
For example, the Federal Government is currently developing a carbon emissions cap-and-trade program which have direct effects on ducting requirements. State Governments tend to tackle standards, specifications and the life, while Local Governments are tasked with building site regulations and approvals.
It can all get pretty complex, which is why you should beware of:
- Cheap imports which do not meet Government standards
- Unbranded ducting whose origin cannot be confirmed
- Reused ducting, with lifespans that may have been superseded by changes in Government air-conditioning regulations
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Ductair’s ducting products meet all of the different building codes Australia wide
Ductair ducting products are manufactured to meet the highest standards of Government compliance.
To see into which Government Zone your home falls, Download the BCA Climate map here.
For further information you can also Download the BCA Rules and Regulations here.
To meet this standard Ductair periodically reviews all of the regional Government regulations at a Local, State and Federal Government level. This ensures that all of our ducting products perform at the highest level, across the breadth of our harsh Australian climate.
To visit the Australian Building Codes Board website simply go to www.abcb.gov.au
Ductair ducting perform superbly in all conditions, whether you are located in humidity-rich tropical Queensland, live in the parched heat of the driest State in the World - South Australia - or are a four-seasons-in-one-day resident of Victoria!
Irrespective of where you are located in Australia, you can relax with Ductair - we have you, and your building inspector, covered!
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