Basix is flexible allowing many choices about how to meet the required water and energy reductions. If the applicant has amended the building contract after a copy was uploaded to the basix website or provided by email to the department such that the project no longer meets the eligibility criteria a new basix certificate will be required using the basix energy targets which are applicable from 1 july 2017.
Basix does not allow the use of computer modelling for an alteration and addition.
How long does it take to get a basix certificate. Once the design of your project has met the basix requirements and the fee paid a certificate will be issued electronically as a pdf. To get a quote for a basix certificate on your project please click here. Use the online basix assessment tool to assess the energy and water use and thermal.
A minimum score of 40 in water is required by basix for houses in sydney. Basix if you re building a new home undertaking renovations of 50 000 or more or installing a pool or spa of more than 40 000 litres you will need a basix certificate. Basix still stipulates key efficiency measures but only the glazing information is as detailed as that required for new buildings.
A basix certificate is generated once your development successfully meets all of the criteria in each of these sections. The basix certificate for an alteration and addition is a simplified version of the full basix certificate required for new buildings. Here are some tips to help you meet your basix requirements if your project is not passing.
A basix certificate is obtained after completing the sustainability assessment for your project using the online basix assessment tool. Showerhead rating increase rating toilet kitchen taps bathroom taps ratings. Basix is one of australia s strongest sustainable planning measures.
How much does a certificate cost. Since the july 2017 basix thermal comfort increases the minimum cost for a basix certificate relating to a new single storey home is 330 00. To get a basix certificate the design needs to meet requirements in three areas.
If you don t complete your submission within that timeframe your basix certificate will expire and a completely new certificate must be created and paid to the government again. Basix certificates were introduced by the nsw government as an assessment tool reduce the amount of water and energy use in residential dwellings. From the date of issue of a basix certificate you have exactly 3 months to submit your certificate to the council.
In order to change your basix certificate commitments after the construction or complying development certificate has been issued you will need to revise your basix certificate in addition to applying for new construction or complying development certificates. Usually a building professional does this. With each project being different maybe only slightly with the basix certificate but greatly with the thermal comfort certificate and the prices do vary.