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BCA Section J

Since the introduction of Section J of the Building Code of Australia, and subsequent increases in its demands in 2007 and 2010, all stakeholders in the construction industry must make serious considerations as to how their new buildings will be built and insulated.

The BCA is a regulatory document for building in Australia. It is developed by the BCA Board and given legal authority by an Act of Parliament. Each State has the authority to make its own amendments/exceptions to the BCA relevant to that state. However, these are minimal and the spirit of the document is to promote consistency across state boundaries.

If you’re reading this, chances are that you have been presented with a Section J requirement for your upcoming building project.

Composite Global Solutions is founded on the principle of providing a solutions to the problem facing our customers. Although Section J is a major headache for many architects, builders, owners and contractors, with the right advice these problems can be a non-issue.

At CGS we specialise in the satisfaction of Section J in car-park under soffit applications with our PIR and XPS product range. The THERMOMASS insulation system for concrete sandwich panels is gaining popularity as a great solution for building and insulating with concrete. Did you know that if you insulated with a material with a surface density of 220kg/m3 (eg, concrete), you get a 0.5 R discount on your wall system? THERMOMASS can help you achieve great thermal efficiency.

If you’re not sure what you might need, or there’s an R-value you are chasing, Call CGS to discuss your BCA Section J insulation needs.