Building Codes & Regulations Section 2: Part J to Part Q
The order in which the different parts of the regulations are displayed follows the same order as the Building Codes & Regulations themselves as they are published.
* Building Codes & Regulations that Apply to Floors-Part J
* Changes to the Law
* Application of the National Building Regulations as they apply to floors
Floors and Flooring: Part J focuses on floors and flooring materials. It sets standards for floor construction, load-bearing capacity, and finishes to ensure durability and comfort within buildings. It includes requirements for the construction and maintenance of floors to ensure safety, durability, and functionality. This section may specify standards for load-bearing capacities, insulation, and fire resistance of floors.
* Walls Support the Roof and other Loads-Part K
* Changes to the Legislation
* Structural Strength and Stability of Building Walls
* Water Penetration of Walls
* Roof Fixing
* The Ways Walls Behave in Fire
* Deemed-to-Satisfy Requirements
Walls and Partitions – Part K focuses on the construction of walls and partitions in buildings. It outlines requirements for wall stability, insulation, and sound transmission. This section also addresses the use of different materials for walls and partitions and their fire resistance properties.
* Building Codes & Regulations as They Apply to Roofs-Part L
* The South African National Standard for Roofs
* General Rules for the Construction of Roofs
* Basic Requirements
* MAXIMUM TRUSS SPANS FOR RAFTER AND TIE-BEAMS
* Some Important Factors Regarding Connections
* Pole Construction
* Protection from the Elements
Part L deals with roof construction. – It specifies requirements for the design, materials, and installation of roofs to ensure structural integrity, weather resistance, and insulation. It also covers aspects related to roof drainage and access. It addresses aspects such as roof structures, waterproofing, insulation, and ventilation to create weather-resistant and energy-efficient roofing systems.
* Safety is Paramount when it comes to Stairways-Part M
* What the National Building Codes & Regulations say about Stairs and Stairways
* SANS 10400 Stairways – Part M
* Prevention Against Falling
* Timber Stairways
* Stringer Beams
* Timber Treads
* Materials Used for Timber Steps
Part M of the SABS building codes & regulations covers the design and construction of stairs in buildings. It provides guidelines for the dimensions, materials, and safety features of stairs to ensure safe and accessible movement between different levels of a building. It also gives guidelines for the design and construction of stairways, ensuring safe and accessible vertical circulation within buildings. It covers topics like stair dimensions, handrails, and slip resistance.
Part N addresses the use of glazing materials in buildings, including windows and doors. It outlines requirements for safety glazing to prevent accidents and injuries. It also sets standards for the energy efficiency of glazing materials.
Lighting and Ventilation-Part O,
* Good Lighting and Ventilation is Vital for Healthy Living-Part O
* Lighting and Ventilation Requirements
* Compliance Required for Lighting
* Compliance Required for Ventilation
* Compliance with Fire Requirements
* SANS 10400-O
* Natural Lighting
* Natural Ventilation
* Artificial Ventilation
* Air Requirements in Homes and Other Buildings
Part O focuses on the provision of natural and artificial lighting and ventilation in buildings. The Building Codes & Regulations specifies minimum requirements for the quality and quantity of light and air in different spaces within a building to ensure occupant comfort and health.
* SANS 10400-Part P, Drainage, Plumbing
* Sanitation and Water Disposal
* How many toilets?
* Sanitary fixtures tables
* How to find a sewer line
Part P deals with the drainage of wastewater and rainwater from buildings. It includes guidelines for the design and installation of drainage systems to prevent flooding, water damage, and environmental contamination.
* Non-Water-Borne Waste Disposal-Part Q
* The Part Q
* Conservancy tanks for Waste Disposal
Part Q addresses non-water-borne sanitary disposal systems in buildings. It outlines regulations and guidelines for the safe and efficient management of human waste when traditional water-based sanitation systems are not used. This can include the design and installation of alternative sanitary disposal systems such as dry toilets or composting toilets. Compliance with Part Q of the Building Codes & Regulations ensures that sanitary waste is managed in an environmentally responsible manner.