Development applications are required in most instances for intensive horticultural buildings so a process of preparation, lodgement and assessment will be undertaken. This is to make sure the potential impacts on the site and neighbouring properties are managed, as well as reduce the … Continued
Toolbox for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation – Fact Sheet 1 The toolbox provides a central information hub for growers. Growers can use this toolbox to find information based on a particular farm activity or issue including: 1. Getting the basics right … Continued
The Toolbox for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation provides practical design, planning and prevention measures to implement during and after a development.
Basic requirements There are many greenhouse design considerations undertaken by engineers. It’s important to have an understanding of these considerations to better plan, develop and operate your greenhouse so that it can safely support the specified loads.
Wind loads are covered by the AS/NZS 1170.2:2011 Structural Design Actions – Wind Actions. The objective of this Standard is to provide wind actions for use in the design of structures subject to wind action. This fact sheet provides an … Continued
Structural reliability is an overall concept covering structural actions, response and resistance, workmanship and quality control, all of which are dependent on each other. The National Construction Code (NCC) outlines a number of important considerations for the resistance of materials used in … Continued
Access and egress requirements should be completed in accordance with the NCC. Access must be provided to enable people to approach the greenhouse from the road boundary, car park, any accessible building, and other spaces or amenities, as well as … Continued
Construction of exits should be completed in accordance with the National Construction Code (NCC). To ensure people can move safely to and within a greenhouse it must have walking surfaces with safe gradients, doors installed that avoid risk of occupants being blocked … Continued