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Incorporates legislative amendments published in Gazette No. 34586 dated 09 September 2011 - Environmental Sustainability and updated to include the Review Board Regulations. 

Building Standards
Act

To provide for the promotion of uniformity in the law relating to the erection of buildings in the areas of jurisdiction of local authorities; for the prescribing of building standards; and for matters connected therewith.

National Building
Regulations

Regulations made in terms of section 17(1) of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, 1977 (Act No. 103 of 1977).




Review Board
Regulations

Regulations made in terms of section 20 read with section 9 of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, 1977 (Act 103 of 1977)



SANS
Standards

Published applicable SANS 10400 Standards







REGULATIONS UNDER THE NATIONAL BUILDING REGULATIONS AND BUILDING STANDARDS ACT, 1977 (ACT No. 103 OF 1977)

No: R. 2378    12 October 1990
REGULATIONS UNDER THE NATIONAL BUILDING REGULATIONS AND BUILDING STANDARDS ACT, 1977 (ACT No. 103 OF 1977)

The Minister of Trade and Industry and Tourism has, after consultation with the council, under section 17(1) of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, 1977 (Act No. 103 of 1977), made the regulations in the Schedule.

No: R 432    8 March 1991
THE NATIONAL BUILDING REGULATIONS AND BUILDING STANDARDS ACT, 1977 COMMENCEMENT OF THE NATIONAL BUILDING REGULATIONS

I, Kent Diederich Skelton Durr, Minister of Trade and Industry and Tourism, acting under section 17(3)(b) of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, 1977 (Act No. 103 of 1977), hereby fix 8 March 1991 as the date on which the National Building Regulations published under Government Notice No. R. 2378 of 12 October 1990, and altered by me with the concurrence of the council as set out in the Schedule hereto, shall come into operation.
K.D.S. DURR
Minister of Trade and Industry and Tourism

No: R 574    30 May 2008
NATIONAL BUILDING REGULATIONS AND BUILDING STANDARDS ACT,1977 ( ACT 103 OF 1977 ) NATIONAL BUILDING REGULATIONS

I, Mandisi Mpahlwa, Minister of Trade and Industry, hereby under section 17(3) of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act (Act No. 103 of 1977), and on the recommendation of the Council of the South African Bureau of Standards, declare the regulations, as set out in the Schedule, to come into operation on the 1 October 2008.
M. Mpahwa
Minister of Trade and Industry

No: R 711    9 September 2011
NATIONAL BUILDING REGULATIONS AND BUILDING STANDARDS ACT,1977 ( ACT 103 OF 1977 ) INTRODUCTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE NATIONAL BUILDING REGULATIONS TO INTRODUCE REQUIREMENTS FOR ENERGY USAGE IN BUILDINGS

I, Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, hereby under section 17(1) of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act (Act 103 of 1977) and on the recommendation of the Board of the National Regulator of Compulsory Specifications, amend the National Building Regulations, as set out in the Schedule, with effect from the date two (2) months from publication of this notice.
Dr. R Davies MP
Minister of Trade and Industry 

Part X - Environmental Sustainability

XA - Energy Usage in Buildings

XA1

In order to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases buildings, and extensions to buildings in respect of which plans and specifications are to be drawn and submitted in terms of the Act, having A1, A2, A3, A4, C1, C2, E1, E2, E3, E4, F1, F2, F3, G1, H1, H2, H3, H4 and H5 occupancies or building classifications in accordance with regulation A20, excluding garage and storage areas contained within such occupancies, shall be designed and constructed so that they -

     (a) are capable of using energy efficiently while fulfilling user needs in relation to vertical transport, if any, thermal comfort, lighting and hot water; or 

     (b) have a building envelope and services which facilitate the efficient use of energy appropriate to their function and use, internal environment and geographical location. 

Equipment and plant required for conducting the business of the occupant shall be excluded from these requirements.

XA2

At least 50% (volume fraction) of the annual average hot water heating requirement shall be provided by means other than electrical resistance heating including but not limited to solar heating, heat pumps, heat recovery from other systems or processes and renewable combustible fuel.

XA3

The requirements of sub-regulation XA1 shall be deemed to be satisfied when such building is designed and constructed in accordance with the following requirements:

     (a) has an orientation, shading, services and building envelope in accordance with SANS 10400 Part XA; or 

    (b) is the subject of a rational design by a competent person, which demonstrates that the energy usage of such building is equivalent to or better than that which would have been achieved by compliance with the requirements of SANS 10400 XA, or 

     (c) has a theoretical energy usage performance, determined using certified thermal calculation software, less than or equal to that of a reference building in accordance with SANS 10400 Part XA.