Compliant Windows and Doors
Depending on your location and situation, your windows and doors may need to comply with various Australian Standards.
Required wind loads describe the structural and strength requirements your windows and doors must meet based on your site and construction types.
Window restrictions and screening are now mandatory in specific applications to help reduce the incidences of small children falling from windows.
Windows and doors must match or exceed the required U value and Solar Heat Gain Co-efficient.
Motifs are required for glass doors and windows that could be mistaken for a door or unimpeded path of travel.
There are now mandatory window and door requirements for homes and buildings located in bushfire-prone areas.
Houses located in a transport noise corridor must comply with minimum acoustic requirements, meaning your windows and doors need to match or exceed the required Rw rating. (It’s important to note that glass-only Rw ratings are non-compliant.)
Owners of swimming pools must ensure their pool complies with the Australian Standards relating to the height and strength of barriers, non-climbable zones and preventing direct access from a building into a pool area.
All manufacturers are required to supply windows and doors with performance labels attached to them.
These labels confirm that the products are certified to comply with relevant standards and regulations.
In addition, all suppliers must be able to verify compliance by providing a Certificate of Compliance on request.