The state government has advised that updates to the Queensland Development Code will support the implementation of the NCC 2022 and Modern Homes standards.
To streamline building approvals, add plan details / provide a bathroom layout showing shower type, floor waste location and fall.
Highlight if design is to Housing Provisions Part 10.2 (NCC 2022) or AS 3740 (2021).
Q: When designing a bathroom, where can I check what's required?
A: Review QDC MP 4.5 requirements alongside NCC 2022 legislation and Livable Housing Standard. Detail plans accordingly to clearly identify compliance with the code.
Q: Where a floor waste is installed (outside a shower, WC or laundry), are there alternatives to having to provide fall to the floor waste?
A: Yes, refer to QDC MP 4.5 AO5.
Modern Homes standards info here. Myths busted here. Government newsflashes are located on the Business Queensland website.
Fielding client questions?
Design professionals and builders, download the checklist - Master Builders Guide for Livable Housing Documentation.
For internal wet areas, each part of the design must comply. For example, Part 5 on page 19 of the QDC MP 4.5 relates to performance criteria so is similar to a deemed to satisfy (DTS). Then A5 outlines acceptable solution conditions (ie how this might be done).
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