Section F Health and amenity
Part F1 Damp and Weatherproofing
SA FP1.5 Rising damp
Moisture from the ground must be prevented from causing—
undue dampness or deterioration of building elements; and
unhealthy or dangerous conditions, or loss of amenity for occupants.
Barriers installed to prevent transfer of moisture from the ground must have—
high resistance to moisture penetration; and
high resistance to damage during construction; and
high resistance to degradation by dissolved salts.
SA FP1.6 Wet area overflows
Accidental water overflow from a bathroom, laundry facility or the like must be prevented from penetrating to adjoining rooms or spaces.
SA FP1.8 Prevention of surface water accumulation
In laundries, bathrooms or rooms containing shower facilities the floors must be installed in a manner that will prevent accumulation of surface water which could create unhealthy or hazardous conditions.
SA F1.0 Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions
SA F1.7 Waterproofing of wet areas in buildings
In a Class 2 and 3 building and a Class 4 part of building, building elements in wet areas must—
in any room containing a washing machine, the wall area from finished floor to a minimum of 75 mm above and 75 mm each side of the washing machine tap outlets must be water resistant; and
where a vessel is inset into a bench top in a kitchen, bar area, kitchenette or domestic food and beverage preparation area, the perimeter edges of the vessel must be water resistant for the extent of the vessel; and
penetrations in horizontal surfaces for tap and spout outlets in kitchens, bar areas, kitchenettes or domestic food and beverage preparation areas must be waterproof; and
comply with AS 3740; and
SA F1.9 Damp-proofing
Damp-proof courses must exhibit long term resistance to degradation by dissolved salts in groundwater and consist of—
embossed black polyethylene film meeting the requirements of clause 7.6 of AS/NZS 2904
polyethylene coated aluminium meeting the requirements of clause 7.4 of AS/NZS 2904; or
bitumen impregnated materials of not less than 2.5 mm thickness, meeting the requirements of clause 7.5 of AS/NZS 2904, when used in walls not higher than 7.8 m above the level of the damp-proof course.
SA F1.10 Damp-proofing of floors on the ground
If a floor of a room is laid on the ground or on fill, a damp-proofing membrane complying with Section 5.3.3 of AS 2870 must be installed.
SA F1.11 Provision of floor wastes
With the exception of a bathroom or laundry located at any level above a sole-occupancy unit or public space in a Class2 or 3 building or Class 4 part of a building, a floor need not be graded to a floor waste in accordance with (a) if—
the vessel is a clinical hand washing basin in a Class 9c building; or
the floor waste is provided solely for the connection of plumbing fixtures.
Part F2 Sanitary and other facilities
SA F2.4 Accessible sanitary facilities
Part F4 Light and ventilation
SA F4.5 Ventilation of rooms
a mechanical ventilation or air-conditioning system complying with AS 1668.2 and AS/NZS 3666.1; or