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NBR&BS Act



NBR&BS Act - Download - PDF

Forms 1-4


SANS 10400-A: 2022 - Forms 1 - 4

Downloadable ODT (open document versions) SANS 10400-A: 2022 Forms 1 to 4.
Form 1
Form 2
Form 3
Form 4

Downloadable PDF (fillable) SANS 10400-A: 2022 Forms 1 to 4.
Form 1
Form 2
Form 3
Form 4

SepticTank_FrenchDrainCalc

SANS 10400-P Calc.
Septic Tank and French Drain Systems Calculator.

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FireSafetyDistanceCalc

SANS 10400-T Calc.
Fire Safety Distance Calculator.

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EEGuide

Energy Usage in Buildings - EE Guide. 
The EE Guide is a design tool to assist in the application of Energy Usage requirements, as per SANS 10400-XA: 2021, in the design stages of a project and provides the opportunity to explore alternative options before committing to a final solution.
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ElectLight_Calc

Electric Lighting - Room Calculation.
Calculations to determine the basic energy usage, number and the spacing of lamps appropriate for providing a uniform general lighting arrangement within a room suitable to achieve a declared illuminance level.

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SACAPFeeCalc

Prof. Architectural Service Fees Calc.
Professional Fee Calculator is designed to facilitate with the calculation of Professional Fees for Architectural Services rendered for projects as contemplated by the Architectural Professions Act, Act No 44 of 2000 and the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, Act No 103 of 1977.

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Note: The SACAP 2023 Board Notice for guideline professional fees provides for an additional design service fee for "Submit documents for approval to the local authority, and attend to refusals if any and resubmit." to be raised under the "1.Special design services" category.

FenestrationCalcInfo

SANS 10400-XA & SANS 204
Fenestration Calculation Guideline
For Reference Purposes ONLY - Superseded by SANS 10400-XA: 2021

Fenestration Calculation Guideline provides a step-by-step procedure to assist professionals / competent persons with calculating fenestration compliance in terms of SANS 10400-XA:2011 and SANS 204:2011.

Includes an example solution based upon a real world scenario to demonstrate the procedure.

Disclaimer:
The Fenestration Calculation Guideline reproduced in the Energy Saving Building Methods handbook of The KwaZulu Natal Master Builders Association and Allied Industries Association, published by Buildaid Publishing, has been reproduced without the author's permission.
Although the author is acknowledged and thanked in the publication, the author hereby distances himself from the publication and the errors contained in the reproduced guideline.