BASIX for Alterations, Additions and Swimming Pools

BASIX assessments are required for all housing alterations and additions in NSW valued at $50,000 or more, along with pools and spas that have a capacity of 40,000 litres of more.

When considering a renovation, like a new home, it is important to ensure you have taken into consideration the aspect of your home to the sun – attracting as much winter sun as possible, yet protecting the home from the hot summer sun.

Investing in a higher level of wall, floor and ceiling insulation is wise, as well as considering higher performing glass. Not only will these small investments help make your home more comfortable, it will also help to reduce your energy costs.

There’s little doubt, the value of your home will likely increase if you are able to show it has a strong energy efficiency.

Swimming pools that require BASIX can be undertaken quite simply with the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) assessment. However there can still be traps, like knowing how to properly assess the size of a water, if required and ensuring that any heating system that is added is being properly specified. Getting some of these components wrong can add unnecessary costs and potentially delay the project should the certificate get rejected by the certifying authority.

If you’re unsure if your project requires a BASIX assessment, please get in touch with the Frys Energywise experts.

You can also find detailed information on BASIX assessments here.

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“As a manager who has multiple staff using the Frys EnergyWise service, I find it extremely easy to manage my team knowing that they will receive timely and accurate reports and assessments”

- Sekisui House

“We have been utilising the services of Fry’s Energywise for several years. Their rapid turnaround of our volume housing product greatly assists us in meeting marketing demands and expediting approvals.”

- Village Building Company

“Ian Fry’s team has provided a terrific service for our company. His timeframe and service have always been in line, if not exceeded our expectations.”

- Masterton Homes

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- Sunland Group

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- Wisdom Homes

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- Dawsonvu

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