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Updated: 13 October 2018

Part L. Roofs

L1. General Requirement

The roof of any building shall be so designed and constructed that it -


(a) safely sustains any actions which can reasonably be expected to occur and in such a manner that any local damage (including cracking) or deformation do not compromise its functioning;


(b) is adequately anchored against wind uplift;


(c) is durable and does not allow the penetration of rainwater or any other surface water to its interior;


(d) does not allow the accumulation of any water upon its surface; and


(e) as part of a roof and ceiling assembly, provides adequate height in any room immediately below such assembly.



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