After Handover FAQs

Frequently asked questions


Air Conditioning (Post Construction)

If your home doesn’t have an air con when you move in, your immediate reaction will be to
install one as quickly as possible – before the summer sun comes along and turns your house
into an oven. We just ask you to pause and consider a few things first.

You must ensure:
• The air con company is reputable and will meet installation standards.
• Fan coil units and flexible ducting are suspended inside the roof and are not sitting on
the ceiling frame.
• Outdoor units are away from bedroom windows and the alfresco – they also shouldn’t
be somewhere that annoys the neighbours!
• There’s enough ventilation between fences and other obstacles.
• The place where the ceiling frame and bulkhead timbers are cut is properly trimmed out
to stop cracking, ceiling failure, and other hazards.
• The power is isolated when someone’s in the roof space.
• That an evaporative air con is not installed in a house with a Bushfire Attract Level (BAL)
rating of 12.5 or more – if one is, there must be proper fire screens installed.

You’ll want to make sure all of these points are met, otherwise your post construction
warranty might be voided.

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