This South African standard was approved by National Committee SABS SC 59Q This document supersedes the corresponding parts of SABS (first. SABS Codes of Practice Section 33 of the Standards Act 30 of makes The National Building Regulations are applied through SABS , and are the. SABS Commentary: 1. GENERAL. In terms of section 7 of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act,. (Act of ).

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However, it is equally true that any building designed in accordance with ac- cepted methods and constructed of conventional materials in accordance with the principles of good building practice should, in general, comply with the new regulations. The rules have been num- bered consecutively in each part, the number being preceded by a duplicated use of the Part identification letter, i.

In certain cases the regulations or the “deemed-to-satisfy” rules have been fol- lowed by a commentary.

Engineering News – Building regulations undergo final review

The roof of any building shall be so designed and constructed that it – a safely sustains any actions which can reasonably be expected to occur and in such a manner that any local damage including cracking 04000 deformation do not compromise its functioning; sags is adequately anchored against wind uplift; c is durable and does not allow the penetration of rainwater or any other surface water to its interior; d sabbs not allow the accumulation of any water upon its surface; and e as part of a roof and ceiling assembly, provides adequate height in any room immediately below such assembly.

The investigations resulted in the new SANS code, which is the fire safety classification of thermal insulating envelopes in construction and calls for a completely new fire test protocol. Strydom explains that the review process of the SABS code has been in progress for over four years, which has been delayed 040 a number of challenges over this period.

Authorities who wish to incorporate this code of practice into legislation in the manner intend- ed by section 33 of the Act should consult the South African Bureau of Standards regarding the implications concerned.

The National Building Regulations do not purport, and were never intended, to be a handbook on good building practice. These provisions may not be suitable for direct incorporation. Any opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and relate solely to the intent of the regulations and “deemed-to-satisfy” rules or the technical contents thereof.


In the case where the designer of a building is not professionally quali- fied, there is a wealth of information on good building practice available in textbooks and from organizations such as the CSIR and the South African Bureau of Standards.

In addition, in accordance with the normal tenets of law, words used in the present tense include the future; words used in the masculine gender in- clude the feminine; and the singular number includes the plural and the plural the singular. Fire technology and consulting services company Firelab owner, Kobus Strydomis a member of the South African Emergency Services Institute technical committee, which is involved with the review process, specifically on the sections that deal with fire safety.

In column 7 of table 13, amend “7 ” to read “9 “, and in column 12, amend “15 5oo” to read “18 “.

Building regulations undergo final review

In so far assuch drawings, details and particulars may refer to work of a structural nature, such person has further undertaken to inform the above-mentioned local authority if it appears that any structural work is being carried out in a manner which may endanger the strength, stability or serviceability of the building or any 040 building or structure. Amendment of Regulation AZ.

In particular, this would refer to requirements for building lines and for materials which are permitted as exterior finishing for buildings. Building regulations undergo final review 17th April By: Strydom says that thatched roofs have also been defined and incorporated, including specifications relating to the roof structure, construction, lightning conductors and the installation of a fire protection system.

ART 5 Datum Date. In order to ensure that the National Building Regulations will remain valid and up-to-date, both the regulations sabss this code will be reviewed and any necessary revision will be published in September Another aim was to reduce the number of regulations to a minimum.

In certain cases, sbs on the applica- tion of the deemed-to-satisfy rules and on standardization of the application of the regulations has been included. Further, changes were made in the deemed-to-satisfy or minimum required compliance section of the document, which resulted in amendments to the Building Regulations Act.

Insert date of appointment.

Insert name of local authority. Large commercial building fires that were experienced in the past were studied and the findings incorporated into the revised standards.

This should be kept in mind by any local authority when assessing a build- ing in terms of the functional regulations.


These regulations have been numbered in exactly the same way as they are num- bered in the copy of the Government Gazette in which the National Building Regulations were published. The commentary, although not an essential part of the code, has been introduced in the interests of promoting better understanding of the National Building Regulations and the form in which they are drafted but it must be clearly understood that anything contained in the commentary has no force whatever in law.

Title Room air conditioners and heat pumps The preservative treatment of timber Timber frame buildings. Provided that where a local authority is of the opinion that the conditions on any site render it essential for stormwater disposal to be the subject of an acceptable rational design prepared by an approved competent person, such local authority shall, in writing, notify the owner of such site of its reasons for the necessity for such design, and may require such owner to submit for approval plans and particulars of a complete stormwater control and disposal installation for such site and for any building erected thereon, based on such design.

They set out, in the simplest and shortest way possible, require- ments to ensure that buildings will be designed and built in such a way that persons may live and work in a healthy and safe environment.

Home Builder’s Handbook on the National Building Regulations, The

It is also obvious that the market will limit the degree to which these matters can be considered in the design of a building. 04000 is envisaged that the sxbs SANS will be published before the end of Decemberand until such time, the draft standard is available to members of the public from our sales office.

SANS English: Any queries in regard to the contents of this code or of the National 00400 Regu- lations may be addressed to the Building Science and Regulations Division of the South Afri- can Bureau of Standards. The new classification for the safe use and application of thermal insulation has also been incorporated into the Building Regulations Act Amendment.

In addition, new specifications for building structural requirements, which take into the account the dolomitic nature of most of South Africa’s urban geology, were incorporated.