NCC 2022 Volume Two - Building Code of Australia Class 1 and 10 buildings


Part H2 Damp and weatherproofing

Part H2 Damp and weatherproofing

SA H2P3 Rising damp2019: SA P2.2.3

Delete clause H2P3 and insert SA H2P3 as follows:

(1) Moisture from the ground must be prevented from causing—

  1. undue dampness or deterioration of building elements; and
  2. unhealthy or dangerous conditions, or loss of amenity for occupants.

(2) Barriers installed to prevent transfer of moisture from the ground must have—

  1. high resistance to moisture penetration; and
  2. high resistance to damage during construction; and
  3. high resistance to degradation by dissolved salts.

SA H2D4 Masonry2019: 3.3.4

Delete subclause H2D4(2) and insert SA H2D4(2) as follows:

(2) Performance RequirementsH2P2 and SA H2P3 are satisfied for weatherproofing of masonry if it is carried out in accordance with the appropriate provisions of—

  1. AS 3700 - Masonry structures; or
  2. AS 4773 - Masonry for small buildings, Parts 1 and 2.

SA H2D4 Masonry2019: 3.3.4

Insert SA subclause H2D4(3) in clause H2D4 as follows:

(3) For the purposes of SA H2D4(2), metals and bitumen-coated metals referred to in clauses 7.2. and 7.3 of AS/NZS 2904 are not acceptable materials for use as damp-proof courses in South Australia.

SA H2D4 Masonry2019: 3.3.4

Insert SA subclause H2D4(4) in clause H2D4 as follows:

(4) In low rainfall intensity areas where the site classification is A, S, M, M-D, H, H1, H2, H-D, H1-D or H2-D in accordance with AS 2870, the height of the damp-proof course may be —

  1. 15 mm above finished paved, concreted or landscaped areas; or
  2. 0 mm if the damp-proof course is protected from the direct effects of the weather by a carport, verandah or the like.