Applications (Development Application, DA, or Complying Development Certificate Application, CDC) to build or alter residential uses (houses and apartments usually) in NSW must be accompanied with a BASIX Certificate, provided that the cost of building is in excess of $50,000.
If the cost of altering the dwelling is less than $50,000 then no BASIX Certificate is required to be submitted with your application, however it is still possible to obtain a BASIX Certificate in order to ensure best practice with environmentally sustainable development objectives.
In order to calculate whether a development will pass the BASIX requirements, information is required with respect to,
Whilst this list may seem daunting we can assist with advice and guidance as to how to achieve BASIX compliance.
BASIX certificates for new dwellings are usually accompanied by a thermal rating certificate (also referred to as a NATHERS, ACCURATE or BERS Pro rating). The aim of the thermal rating is to promote that dwellings are comfortable to live in from an energy point of view. A dwelling that requires minimal heating or cooling provides an improved way of life than would a dwelling that feels cold and requires significant heating.
The certificate will specify the building materials used in the project and will accompany the BASIX Certificate with your Development Application (DA) or Complying Development Application (CDC).
If you are altering your home and require a BASIX Certificate, you will not require a Thermal Rating Certificate, unless those works are very substantial and Council considers your building works to be result in a new dwelling.
Basix 360 was started by a team of dedicated professionals who strive to implement best practice procedures to provide cost-effective Basix compliance.
Surry Hills Office:
Studio 9, Level 5, 35 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
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