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UNIFORM BUILDING BY - LAWS

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In exercise of the powers conferred by section 133 of Street, Drainage and building Act 1974, the Minister/State Authority makes the following by-law:

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Subjects in Discussions

Submission of Plans for Approval

Plan submission & return of plans Supervision of work Plans to be signed

Withdrawal or change of qualified person


Plans to be deposited in triplicate Scale of plans Plans required

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Exemption form by-law

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Submission of Plans for Approval (cont)
Sketch plans for approval in principle Special permission to commence building operations Plans of alterations Specifications Details and calculations of structural plans Power of local authority to reject structural plans and calculations
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Submission of Plans for Approval (cont)

Permits Temporary permits Advertisement hoardings

Materials not to be deposited in the street without permission


Notice of commencement or resumption of building operations

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Submission of Plans for Approval (cont)

Notice of completion of setting out


Notice of completion of excavation for foundation Certificate of fitness for occupation

Certificate of completion and compliance


Temporary certificate of fitness for occupation Partial certificate of fitness for occupation

Offence under the Act

Fees for consideration of plans and for permits 1/10/10

Subjects in Discussions
Space, Light and Ventilation
Open spaces to be provided Open spaces not to be altered or roofed Space about buildings abutting a street and a backlane Space about buildings on lots abutting a street and having no back-lane Space about detached buildings Access from a street

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Space, Light and Ventilation (cont)
Splayed corners Projections over the street and over the building line Width of footway Natural lighting and ventilation Air-wells Mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning Minimum area of rooms in residential buildings

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Space, Light and Ventilation (cont)
Minimum dimension of latrines, water-closets and bathrooms Height of rooms in residential buildings, shophouses, schools etc Height of rooms in place of public resort Height of rooms in other buildings Projections over a verandah-way

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Space, Light and Ventilation (cont)
Commencement of building operation Responsibility of persons granted temporary permits Cancellation of temporary permits Vehicular access to site Rising mains to be installed progressively

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Structural Requirements
Building materials General requirements of loading Dead and imposed loads Dead loads calculated from weights of materials used Weight of partitions Contents of tanks and other receptacles Imposed floor loads
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Structural Requirements (cont)
Mechanical stacking Imposed loads on ceilings, skylights and similar structures Reduction in total imposed floor loads Imposed floor loads Curved roofs Roofing coverings Internal suspended loads on primary structural members
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Structural Requirements (cont)
Reinforced concrete foundations Strip foundations Brick footing Foundations below invert of drains Foundation under external and party walls Structure above foundations

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Constructional Requirements
Building Site Drainage of Subsoil Protection against soil erosion etc Prevention of dampness Nominal thickness of walls Recesse Chases Underpinning
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Constructional Requirements (cont)


Coping, etc, to be impervious Projections in brick work Measurement of the length of wall Use of 100 millimeter brickwork and concrete blocks in loadbearing walls External panel walls Non load bearing partition Timber build into party walls

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Constructional Requirements (cont)


Fences and boundary walls Cooking facilities in residential buildings Cooking facilities in quarters Boiler, fireplaces, forges and incinerators in factories Combustible materials adjoining smoke flues Timber floors Bearing for joists

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Constructional Requirements (cont)


Spaces below floors to be ventilated Dimensions of staircases Handrails Maximum flights Winders No obstruction in staircases Lighting and ventilation of staircases Enclosure of staircases in a shop

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Constructional Requirements (cont)


Use of timber staircases Timber roof Roofs covering and drainage Accessible flat roofs, balconies etc Access to roof spaces Refuse chutes and alternate means for disposal of refuse Change of use of buildings

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Constructional Requirements (cont)


Design and construction of refuse chutes Requirements for refuse receptacle chambers Pipes and services ducts Lifts Swimming pools Steps and footway

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Constructional Requirements (cont)
Openings into swimming pools Depth of water Location of diving boards Changing rooms Foot-bath and shower Private, residential swimming pools

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