The Building commission has released an update regarding the Bushfire requirements (among other items).
While requirements for new construction has not changed and will be required from March 8th. The requirements for some additions and alterations have been delayed until 2018.
- If the renovation or addition is valued at less than $20,000, or
- If the alteration does not increase the risk of ignition from bush fire attack for the existing building being altered. (For example, not being extended closer to the bushland and not using flammable materials)
Then a BAL assessment is not required.
For more clarification and examples of exempt building work you can find the full release from the Building Commission here:
Please let me know if you have any question about this or any other Energy efficiency and BAL matters. I’d be happy to help.
Ph: 9583 4333
See if your project is in a Bushfire Prone area and requires a BAL:
BUSHFIRE PRONE MAP
See an estimate of the likely construction costs to comply with the BAL report:
BAL Compliance Costs
And here is the link to the Residential Flow chart showing where and when you need a BAL assessment: