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New National Construction Code 2016

February 8, 2016

Build it up, build it up, build it high…..

Australia’s timber & building sectors are happily welcoming the recently confirmed changes to the National Construction Code (NCC), which will now allow architects & builders to construct timber-framed structures up to eight storeys in height for the first time.


These changes will become effective from 1 May 2016 & are expected to offer cost savings of up to 15 per cent compared with other construction systems.


The research project for this change was led by Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA), a non-profit industry organisation. Managing director Ric Sinclair claims the ruling will offer benefits to local residents, property owners and the domestic building industry.


The 2016 NCC Volumes One, Two & Three along with the Guide to NCC Volume One, & the expanded stand-alone publication that extracts the Performance & General Requirements of the NCC is now available for download & print at

If you require, but are unable to download a copy of the NCC 2016, please ask your 5 Star Timbers representative who will gladly assist.