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Guide to building tolerances is released - 24 Mar, 2017

NSW Fair Trading released a new guide to assist home owners and contractors if building work is in dispute.
The NSW Guide to Standards and Tolerances 2017 is intended to provide the reader with an understanding of the tolerances that a building professional will consider in determining whether a building element has been installed/constructed to an acceptable standard. It also provides guidance on how these elements should be assessed.
The 2017 NSW Guide to Standards and Tolerances is not a legal document and is not intended to replace the relevant provisions of the BCA or Australian Standards. The Guide should be regarded as an advisory resource rather than a series of prescriptive definitions.
The Guide deals with such topics as shrinkage around timber window frames, door frames, nail popping in timber floors, paving through to footings and foundations.
The NSW Guide to Standards and Tolerances 2017 came into effect in March 2017.

This is a link to the guide- click here