Common SANS 10400 Violations and How to Avoid Them
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Common SANS 10400 Violations and How to Avoid Them

Violating SANS 10400 Can Result in Serious Consequences Building regulations are in place for a reason: to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of those who live or work in the structures we create. In South Africa, SANS 10400 is the framework governing these regulations, with the goal of maintaining high standards in construction. SANS…

SANS 10400 Part A: Exploring the Foundations of Building Regulations
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SANS 10400 Part A: Exploring the Foundations of Building Regulations

SANS 10400 Part A: Unveiling the Foundations of Building Regulations Part A of SANS 10400, commonly denoted as “Part A,” sets the groundwork for the fundamental principles and requirements governing construction and development. Building regulations are the cornerstone of safe and sustainable construction practices, providing a framework to ensure that buildings meet specific standards. In…

South African Building Regulations: New Updates?
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South African Building Regulations: New Updates?

Key Changes and Updates in the SANS Building Regulations? The landscape of building regulations in South Africa is ever-evolving, reflecting advances in construction technology, changes in societal needs, and a growing emphasis on safety and sustainability. For homeowners, builders, and architects, staying informed about the latest updates and changes to South African building regulations is…

Demystifying SANS 10400
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Demystifying SANS 10400

A Homeowner’s Guide to Compliance When it comes to owning and maintaining a home in South Africa, understanding and complying with the building regulations is crucial. The South African National Standard, SANS 10400, provides the framework for these regulations, covering various aspects of construction, safety, and sustainability. For homeowners, architects, and builders, navigating this complex…

Demolition Work – Part E
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Demolition Work – Part E

Site Safety during Demolitions-Part E The process of demolition is a critical precursor to new construction, but it requires a nuanced understanding of safety regulations outlined in Part E of the National Building Regulations. Part E serves as a guiding light, emphasizing common sense and the exercise of caution. It essentially delves into three pivotal…

Implications of Non-Compliant Electric Fencing and Outdated Certificates of Compliance
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Implications of Non-Compliant Electric Fencing and Outdated Certificates of Compliance

By Penny Swift Author Electricity is a charged subject that often shocks those who don’t realize how important compliance is. Home Security Just look at all the illegal electrical connections looming over informal settlements. Notice people on social media asking who can do electrical jobs cheaply. Do they even realize that only qualified, registered electricians…

Owner Builder Requirements – NHBRC
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Owner Builder Requirements – NHBRC

What Are You Required to Do with the NHBRC as an Owner Builder? All new homes, by law, have to be registered with the NHBRC, some RDP houses are exempt from this. As an owner builder you may apply for an exemption from the Housing Consumer Protection Measures Act with the NHBRC. There are certain…

Why National Building Regulations
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Why National Building Regulations

We Rely on National Building Regulations Why National Building regulations is a question asked many times. Both international and national standards and Building Regulations are fundamental to successful building and construction projects, both big and small.It doesn’t matter whether you are building a garden shed out of timber, a modest family home from bricks and…

Is Drywall Destroying the Environment?
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Is Drywall Destroying the Environment?

Building drywall system is not environmentally friendly The American timber and drywall construction method is brought under the spotlight in a Wikipedia entry “Drywall”. You just have to look at the sulfur dioxide emission figures never mind the mercury released during manufacture. It appears that this method is NOT good for our environment and Americans…

Electrics & Lighting
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Electrics & Lighting

ELECTRICS & LIGHTING – WHAT’S INVOLVED Electrics & Lighting & Electronics are Related Fields. While both these related fields are specialised and take considerable training to be tackled in their entirety, there are projects involving both electrics and electronics that anyone with a reasonable aptitude and understanding can tackle. These range from wiring a plug…

Public Safety – Part D
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Public Safety – Part D

Even at Home Public Safety is Paramount-Part D Responsible home ownership extends to the safety of visitors and the general public granted access to residential premises, as mandated by the National Building Regulations. The focus revolves around key aspects, including changes in level, pedestrian entrances to parking areas in buildings, ramps, driveways, and the critical…