This South African standard was approved by National Committee SABS SC 59Q This document supersedes the corresponding parts of SABS (first. SABS Codes of Practice Section 33 of the Standards Act 30 of makes The National Building Regulations are applied through SABS , and are the. SABS Commentary: 1. GENERAL. In terms of section 7 of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act,. (Act of ).

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Insert the full name eabs the ssabs owner of the property. For the first time the code includes specific requirements for access to buildings and amenities for people with sbs.

These regulations have been numbered in exactly the same way as they are num- bered in the copy of the Government Gazette in which the National Building Regulations were published. In terms of regulations promulgated under the Standards Act, Act 30 ofit is a punish- able offence for any person to falsely claim compliance with the provisions of a code of prac- tice published by the South African Bureau of Standards.

Insert one or more of the following as required: Provided that toilet facilities shall not be required in any such building classified as IH3 in terms of regulation A They set out, in the simplest and shortest way possible, require- ments to ensure that buildings will be designed and built in such a way that persons may live and work in a healthy and safe environment.

Building regulations undergo final review

This should be kept in mind by any sabe authority when assessing a build- ing in terms of the functional regulations. The current SABS defines a competent person as someone who is qualified by virtue of his experience and training, without defining the experience and training, which has been misinterpreted in the past.

However, it is equally true that any building designed in accordance with ac- cepted methods and constructed of conventional materials in accordance with the principles of good building practice should, in general, comply with the new regulations. The code includes provisions intended for information and guidance only. It is true that the regulations have been written in their present form in order to encourage the use of innovative design, new materials and new construction methods where these can be shown to be suitable.

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Professional designers are trained to take these mat- ters into account and can be expected to do so without any obstructive and possibly useless control by regulation. These clauses had been vague in the SABSwhich led to many misinterpretations in the past, he says.

In applying the National Building Regulations it will be found that in certain instances there is an overlap with the requirements of regulations made in terms of other Acts or Provincial Ordinances. In certain cases the regulations or the “deemed-to-satisfy” rules have been fol- lowed by a commentary. Delete the existing text and insert the following: Full text of ” SANS Building regulations undergo final review 17th April By: SABS 22 3. Insert date of appointment.


Where “deemed-to-satisfy” rules exist they follow immediately after the regulations to which they apply.

The National Building Regulations do not purport, and were never intended, to be a handbook on good building practice. A specimen form and certificate for local authority use and a sign to in- dicate facilities for disabled persons are given inlAppendixll 2. Authorities who wish to incorporate this code of practice into legislation in the manner intend- ed by section 33 of the Act should consult the South African Bureau of Standards regarding the implications concerned.

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A swbs challenge that has delayed the revision process was the redefinition of what constitutes a competent person. As the National Technical Committee is still busy with the revision of the SANSto align its application with the amended regulations, users are hereby warned that compliance with the current SANS may not be deemed to be satisfying the NBR.

It is envisaged that thereafter, revised versions of the code and, if neces- sary, the regulations will be published at 5 yearly intervals. There are other aspects to a building which may affect only the comfort or convenience of people but many of these, such as acoustic or ther- mal performance, are judged in a subjective way sbas are not readily amenable to control in a sensible manner by regulation.

000 both the regulations and 0400 code any term that is not defined shall be assumed to have its ordinarily accepted meaning or that which the context may imply. Insert description of work to be undertaken. Such persons shall declare his or her acceptance of such responsibilities in the relevant portion of Form 2 contained in SANS A.

He says that the new document has also redefined the use of the rational fire design or the alternate design, supporting innovative designs, which cannot be accommodated within the deemed-to-satisfy section of the code of practice, but will still offer a fire safe solution. Particular attention is drawn to the definition of “coun- cil”. It was found that many of the fires had been caused by the incorrect use of the under swbs and side cladding insulation material.

Further, changes were made in the deemed-to-satisfy or minimum required compliance section of the document, which resulted in amendments to the Building Regulations Act. The requirements of regulation W3 shall be deemed to be satisfied where any fire installation complies with SANS W; Provided that where a local authority is of the opinion that it essential for the fire installation to be the subject of an acceptable rational design prepared by an approved competent person, such local authority shall, in writing, notify the owner of such site of its reasons for the necessity for such design, and may require such owner to submit for approval plans and particulars of a complete fire installation, based on such design.


Any rational design of an artificial ventilation system shall be carried out by or under the supervision of an approved competent person who shall certify in accordance with the requirements of Regulation A19 that the system has been designed to comply with regulation Any stairway, including any wall, screen, railing or balustrade to such stairway, shall: The rules have been num- bered consecutively in each part, the number being preceded by a duplicated use of the Part identification letter, i.

Because these regulations were originally introduced as a long-term anti-inflationary measure it is obvious that they should not increase the overall cost of building. The re- quirements in the National Building Regulations are there for technical reasons but what is technically acceptable may not be acceptable for other reasons. Each such designer shall, when called upon so to do, provide the information and documents concerned in respect of the work he or she has designed.

Insert the full name of the person or firm appointed. In addition, in accordance with the normal tenets of law, words used in the present tense include the future; words used in the masculine gender in- clude the feminine; and the singular number includes the plural 04000 the plural the singular.

As a guide to the understanding and correct interpretation of the National Building Regula- tions it is important to know the thoughts, philosophy and intent behind the regulations. Board of Agrdment South Africa the body that operates under the delegation of authority of the Minister of Public Works.

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The section has therefore been divided into the same parts as the National Building Regulations and for ease of reference all the regula- tions in each 04000 have been reproduced whether or not they have a “deemed- to-satisfy” rule associated with them. Where water-borne sewage disposal is not available other means of sewage disposal shall be penmitted by the local authority: Some of these anomalies may be overcome in the future by suitable amendments to other regulations but there are some regulations made in terms of local town sbas schemes that it may be desirable to retain.

The use and control of fire fighting equipment The application of soil insecticides for the protection of buildings Fire testing of materials, components, and elements sahs in buildings Parti Part 2 Part 3.