Frequently Asked Questions

In Section J of NCC Volume One it outlines what energy efficiency features a building must have. For multi-residential buildings this is based on an energy rating. Further information can be found in the NCC Volume One Energy Efficiency Resource Kit.

In Section D, Part D3 of NCC Volume One. This covers aspects such as when a building is required to be accessible, how it is to be accessed, accessible carparking, signage and hearing augmentation.

Note: The requirements for accessible sanitary facilities can be found in Part F2.4 and accessible lifts in Part E3. Further information can be found in the NCC Volume One Disability Access Resource Kit.

The WaterMark Schedule of products lists the products that require certification. The WaterMark Schedule of excluded products the products that do not require certification. If you cannot locate the product on either of these lists, the product may require a risk assessment to be undertaken to determine whether or not WaterMark certification is required.

Refer to the How it works section for further information or contact a Conformity Assessment Body.

Yes. However, if the product is listed in the WaterMark Schedule of products but has not been WaterMark certified, it is not authorised for use in a plumbing and drainage installation and may not be accepted by the State or Territory Authority having jurisdiction. In addition, a licensed plumber is not permitted to install these products.

A Performance Solution, previously referred to as Alternative Solution, is a method of somplying with the Performance Requirements other than by a Deemed-to-Satify Solution.

Refer to the How it works section for further information.

No. The WaterMark Schedule of Products lists the products that require certification. The WaterMark Schedule of Excluded Products lists the products that are excluded from the Scheme.

If you cannot locate the product on either of these schedules, the product will require a risk assessment to be undertaken to determine whether or not certification is required. The risk assessment is to be undertaken in accordance with the Protocol for the Assessment of Risks of Plumbing Products, which is included at Appendix 3 in the Manual for the WaterMark Certification Scheme.

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