What is the BCA?

The Building Code of Australia (BCA) is managed by the Australian Building Codes Board on behalf of the Federal, State and Territory Governments.

BCA Certifiers are regulated in all states and territories when it comes to construction. It sets minimum requirements for new developments and refurbishments, including room heights, distance from the road, disability access and other building-related issues.

The BCA sets standards for: 

  • Amenities
  • Public access
  • Sustainable design
  • Construction
  • Performance
  • Liveability of residential buildings.

Related aspects include:

  • Construction methods
  • Building materials
  • Fire safety requirements
  • Lighting and ventilation
  • Energy efficiency.
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Exceed compliance standards with BCA consultants that provide fast, reliable advice.

At SureScope, our BCA consultants assist builders, homeowners, property owners and business owners in exceeding the BCA’s minimum requirements. Exceeding BCA standards can result in a more valuable, accessible building — our professional team has a range of expert knowledge across various developments and industries to make it happen.

Our BCA consultants in Newcastle provide assistance throughout planning, certification, applications, approval and construction. We’re with you every step of the way.

Our Grade 1 Accredited Certifiers provide the following services to help you exceed BCA standards:

  • BCA compliance and BCA reports in Newcastle
  • Building inspection
  • Fire-engineered alternative solutions
  • Strata certification
  • Streamlining the planning and construction process

Our BCA certifiers know the value of sustainable, accessible and energy-efficient developments, and we go above and beyond to create value in your building project.

Don’t leave anything to chance with your construction project. Let our professional BCA consultants guide you through the complex certification process to achieve your best possible results.

Let the team at SureScope guide you through the BCA compliance process. Contact our BCA consultants for expert advice and guidance.

FAQs about BCA compliance in Newcastle

BCA compliance reports are best practice under the Certifiers Practice Guide. The BCA was introduced to ensure that minimum construction standards are consistent nationwide.

Typically, a BCA report will include development details and a BCA assessment, including the relevant clauses applicable to the project. It will also include a statement of design compliance, confirming compliance with relevant standards and BCA clauses.

We will also provide recommendations on improving the project to meet BCA standards and requirements.

Contact us for more information about how we can assist with your development project.

PCs are building consultants who overlook the construction phase of development and complete mandatory building inspections to ensure BCA standards are met. We play a crucial role from the commencement of work to the completion of the building, where we will issue an occupation certificate (if approved).

We offer services throughout Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and beyond. Contact us for assistance with building approvals and development in the Hunter Region.

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