Residential Building Specification

Guides and Forms

Standard NSW Housing Specification of construction requirements, including a schedule of fittings, fixtures and finishes. This Specification has been prepared for use with Class 1a and 10 buildings as determined by Part A6 – Building Classification, Volume Two of the National Construction Code (including changes effective post May 2023) collated with Building Code of Australia.


  • Preliminaries
  • Excavations, Foundations and Footings
  • Concrete
  • Retaining Walls
  • Drainage and Waste Water/Sewage Treatment
  • Bricklaying/Masonry (BCA Part 3.3)
  • Carpentry (BCA Part 3.4)
  • Steel Framing (Part 3.4.2 BCA)
  • Roofing (Tiles and Metal) (Part 3.5.1 BCA)
  • Internal Linings
  • Waterproofing
  • Joinery
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Wall and Floor Tiling
  • Painting
  • Schedule
  • Product/Material Selection

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