Building Commission Industry Bulletin 79 - Building Code smoke alarm requirements for residential buildings

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The Building Commission released an e-letter on 28 November 2016 to remind building industry practitioners about interconnection of smoke alarms and the new Australian Standard for smoke alarms.

This industry bulletin serves as a further reminder about those requirements that are applicable from 1 May 2017 in respect to Class 1 buildings, sole-occupancy units in Class 2 or 3 buildings and Class 4 parts of a building (residential dwellings).

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Last updated 28 Feb 2017

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