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Prior to receiving your Construction Certificate for your new or existing commercial development that you are remodeling, you’ll need to make sure your development is compliant with Section J of the BCA.

Contact us today and we’ll issue you with a complete and detailed Section J Report – Deemed to Satisfy in the next 5 business days, ensuring your development is not only compliant, but avoids any unplanned costs that could creep up if you delay this assessment, or try and proceed without it. Read more…

Energy Rating Report

Getting a high energy rating is essential for a new build property or an extension to or refurbishment of an existing one, otherwise you can’t get a building permit for the work. But it can be a very confusing process because there are different schemes available and it’s essential you choose the appropriate one.

Energy Rating Schemes Available

The scheme you use for your project will depend on the type of development and where it’s located. The available schemes are:

  • NatHERS (Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme) assesses the energy rating of new residential properties across Australia. It’s run by the Commonwealth Government and is managed by a steering committee comprising members from that body and from state and territory governments. The scheme uses software that estimates a property’s energy usage for heating and cooling based on its design and many other factors.
  • Section J assesses the energy performance resulting from alterations and additions to existing Class 2-9 buildings (commercial properties). It gauges how those changes meet the required performance of the National Construction Code (NCC) using a ‘Deemed to Satisfy’ process that assesses the building fabric, insulation, power, lighting and various other factors. This process is typically suitable for relatively simple buildings.
  • JV3 is often used for complex commercial building designs where Section J is not adequate or when thermal comfort or energy use are extremely important to the building user. It can help to achieve enhanced performance and greater cost saving with no adverse effect on thermal comfort.
  • BASIX (Building Sustainability Index) applies only to residential buildings in New South Wales and checks building design variants against energy sustainability targets with the aim of reducing energy and water usage. It assesses water usage, greenhouse gas emissions and thermal comfort and is mandatory for new homes in NSW as well as NatHERS compliance.
  • Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard (BESS) is required for new residential or commercial buildings in Victoria, with many councils there making it a mandatory part of the planning process. Rather than concentrating wholly on energy efficiency, it is a complete sustainability assessment that also considers water, waste, building management, transport and other factors.

Getting and Applying the Correct Energy Assessment

Whichever assessment method you are required to use, it’s important that it’s done properly and fully. Failure to do this may prevent a building permit being issued and delay the start of the project. Non-compliance with the energy rating report at a later stage can be even more costly, requiring remedial work that can be very significant.

At Section J Reports Australia, we’ll ensure your building design is assessed correctly, quickly and with the best chance of success. We’ll advise on your building design and help you improve the layout, materials and construction method so you have the best chance of achieving compliance first time and without any fuss. The outcome is a project that starts on time and finishes successfully, that complies with all regulatory requirements, that achieves the best energy efficiency with little or no extra cost, and which completely satisfies the client.

You’ll find that all our reports are very competitively priced and, as we do all our work via email wherever possible, we can produce a timely BCA Section J report for you, no matter where your new development happens to be in Australia, whether that’s in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Geelong, Wollongong, Canberra or Gold Coast.

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When you order a comprehensive report through Section J Reports Australia you’ll…

  • Get a free quote within 24-hours…
  • Receive your report in 5 business days or less, dependent on your needs…
  • Get free follow up advice via phone or email regarding your report
    (We can talk to architects, builders, clients, or any other stakeholders)…
  • Free amendments to the final report as needed
    (first hour free)…
  • And fast and easy, Australia-wide service…

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Fast, Nationwide Coverage For Your Section-J Needs

Many developers are under the assumption that to get a Section J report issued your provider needs to be in-state.

This isn’t the case, and in many instances it’s actually easier to work with a remote business than wait around for someone to turn up on your site.

Take Section J Reports Australia for example – our process is simple. Just request a quote, email us your plans, and we’ll send back everything you need to allow the Certifier to issue the CC.  All reports are issued within 5 business days for a fair price.

Do This At The Building Design Stage And Save Thousands…

Make the mistake of ordering windows, insulation or any other fitting before you’ve got Section J approval and you could find yourself throwing away thousands of dollars.

But order a Section J report today and we’ll make sure your building is fully compliant before you spend a dollar on materials. And even make suggestions on ways you can reduce your costs without sacrificing on structure, aesthetics or your client’s brief.

Why Australia’s Top Architects, Engineers And Builders Trust Section J Reports…

“Thank you very much for the Section J Reports you prepared for us recently for two large projects. Your turnaround time was excellence and your fees are very competitive.

I will be recommending your services to others.”

Richard BennettHill Top Planners

“Environmental performance and energy efficiency are fundamental to all of our projects. Negotiating Section J under the BCA, can be quite difficult however. For this reason, we use Section J Reports Australia Wide to simplify the process and ensure all requirements are met. Their expert consultancy and advice, provides confidence from beginning to end, on each and every job.”

Maarty HollebrandseDirector - Ziel Design

Detailed Section J Reports Delivered in 5 Business Days & More…

Lead by Director Joseph Lorriman – who holds membership with the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) and Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment – Section J Reports Australia is also part of Evergreen Energy Consultants and are happy to assist across a range of services, including…
Basix Certificates
NatHERS Assesments
Project Management of DA Applications

Your 100% Accuracy Guarantee

We’ve never been asked by a client to explain or amend a report. And we’re so confident that your Section J report will help you pass compliance smoothly that we’re willing to offer the following rock-solid guarantee.

If there’s ever an issue with the accuracy of your report, or you find an error, we’ll happily amend it at no cost and work with you until your plans achieve a pass.

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Not sure if you need a Section J Report?

And if it turns out you do, we’ll let you know how much you’re looking at to get this important step of the development process sorted fast.

Contact us today on 1300 584 010 for a free quote and we’ll give you an honest appraisal of your development plans. If you don’t need a Section J Report, we’ll let you know and you can get back to business.

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