Glazing – Part N

Glazing – Part N

Glazing and the Glass You Use for It-Part N Glazing Regulations in South African Building Standards:A Comprehensive Overview Part N of the National Building Regulations & Building Standards Act in South Africa addresses glazing, outlining the standards and requirements for materials used in buildings. This section emphasizes the importance of ensuring the security, durability, and…

Mountain Home – Architect Designed House – 12 pictures

Mountain Home – Architect Designed House – 12 pictures

Creative Home Design This imposing house was designed by well-known international architect Giovanni D’Ambrosio and is set in the popular winter skiing region of Australia in the State of Victoria’s mountain countryside near Mount Hotham. To integrate the house with its surroundings the architect has used organic materials. Wood, stone, metal and glass are all…

Town Planning Definitions – Complete with 21 Sections

Town Planning Definitions – Complete with 21 Sections

A List of 21 Town Planning Definitions and TermsUsed in Town Planning Schemes Includes Land Use and Zonings Terms The Johannesburg metropolitan area is the largest, most diverse and most cosmopolitan in South Africa, so we have based this list of Town Planning Definitions definitions from their Town Planning document, see: town-planning-scheme-jhb. These are not…

Energy Usage & Sustainability (SANS 10400X & XA)

Energy Usage & Sustainability (SANS 10400X & XA)

Environmental Sustainability &Energy Usage in Buildings-Part X & XA In 2011, in an endeavour to make our buildings more sustainable, and to decrease energy usage in South Africa, a new part was added to SANS 10400, The application of the National Building Regulations. Part X deals with environmental sustainability, and Part XA deals with energy…

National Building Regulations Glossary – Complete

National Building Regulations Glossary – Complete

A to Z Glossary of Definitions and Terms Used in the National Building Regulations Code of Practice Every industry has terms and definitions that are specific to that industry, and the building industry is no exception. This glossary of National Building Regulations definitions forms part of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act (Act…

Fenestration Calculations (Glass size)

Fenestration Calculations (Glass size)

Fenestration and Glazing Guidelines, Procedures, and Calculations. Window area guidelines below The guidelines featured in the pdf below give an idea to anyone wanting to calculate the Fenestration Compliance Procedures in terms of Sans 10400-XA:2011 and SANS 204:2011, what is required, and what is involved. Step-by-step There is a step-by-step guide to area (nett floor)…