Compliance case studies

These case studies show how to choose and apply a compliance path.

They give examples of the compliance path options that may be used demonstrate performance with relevant clauses of the Building Code.

They follow the six steps set out in the page on selecting compliance paths.

Villa case studies

Villa case studies cover various issues arising from extensions and additions, including matching new cladding to existing, installation of new windows and the implications for thermal performance, and adding an upper level. 

The examples concern Building Code clauses B1 Structure, B2 Durability, E2 External moisture, and H1 Energy efficiency, and show a range of compliance paths. 

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Bungalow case studies

Bungalow case studies cover various issues arising from extensions and additions, including matching new cladding to existing, removing an asbestos roof, installation of new windows and the implications for thermal performance, and adding an upper level. 

The examples concern Building Code clauses B1 Structure, B2 Durability, E2 External moisture, F2 hazardous building materials, and H1 Energy efficiency, and show a range of compliance paths. 

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Art deco case studies

Art deco case studies cover various issues arising from extensions and additions, including installation of new windows and the implications for thermal performance, and adding an upper level. 

The examples concern Building Code clauses B1 Structure, B2 Durability, E2 External moisture, and H1 Energy efficiency, and show a range of compliance paths. 

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1940s-60s case studies

1940s-60s case studies cover various issues arising from extensions and additions, including installation of new windows and the implications for thermal performance, adding an upper level, adding an extension with a floor that is close to ground level, and adding an extension with stucco cladding that does not have a drainage cavity

The examples concern Building Code clauses B1 Structure, B2 Durability, E2 External moisture, and H1 Energy efficiency, and show a range of compliance paths. 

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1970s case studies

1970s case studies cover various issues arising from extensions and additions, including installation of new windows and the implications for thermal performance, adding an upper level, adding an extension with a floor that is close to ground level, and adding an extension with weatherboard cladding that does not have a drainage cavity.

The examples concern Building Code clauses B1 Structure, B2 Durability, E2 External moisture, and H1 Energy efficiency, and show a range of compliance paths. 

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