Standards Australia has published a revised version of the Australian Standard for garage doors.
AS/NZS 4505: 2012 Garage doors and other large access doors, which specifies requirements for the design, construction, and installation of garage doors and other large access doors in external walls of buildings, has been revised.
“It became clear that garage doors were a point of weakness during Cyclone Yasi. As a result, our technical committee has updated the Australian/New Zealand Standard to improve building resilience,” Colin Blair, chief executive officer of Standards Australia, states.
The standard addresses minimum performance requirements for structural loads, as well as manufacturing and installation issues, and will be referenced as part of the National Construction Code in particular wind regions. The following groups are represented on Technical Committee BD-014, which was responsible for revising the standard:
- Australian Building Codes Board
- Australian Garage Door Association
- Australian Steel Institute
- Building Officials Institute of New Zealand
- Consult Australia
- Curtin University of Technology
- Cyclone Testing Station
- Housing Industry Association
- New Zealand Metal Roofing Manufacturers, and
- Queensland University of Technology.
“The requirements of the standard are aligned to AS/NZS 1170.2 Structural actions – Part 2 wind actions and AS/NZS 4055:2012 Wind loads for housing, which has recently been published. These documents are now fundamental to Australia’s building and construction landscape,” Blair concludes.