Project types
New domestic building work.
Alterations and additions to an existing dwelling.

Typical users
Owner builders. Architects and building designers should subscribe to the BUILDING Domestic package when engaged for domestic work.

Size and complexity
Simple, conventional domestic construction which does not require specifications prepared by professional consultants.

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SIMPLE Domestic Specification is a reference specification available as a PDF or printed A4 booklet. A single hard copy is $35 and a hard copy 6-pack is $105. NATSPEC Simple Domestic Specification is provided individually or in packs of six to satisfy the needs of the project: generally three copies as required by your local council, a copy for your records, copies for tendering purposes. It provides a quality statement which defines the minimum level of acceptable materials and workmanship for domestic building works.

As a reference specification, SIMPLE Domestic is not intended to be edited. It includes a checklist of decisions which should be documented either on the drawings or in schedules.

For a specification to be enforceable, it needs to be included or referenced in the contractual agreement between you and your contractor. Simple Domestic should be included, along with drawings and schedules, as a condition of contract between the owner and the builder.

NATSPEC SIMPLE Domestic Specification is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects, the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors and the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

Professional consultants should use the NATSPEC National Building Specification system for architects, building designers, landscape architects, structural engineers and services engineers.

Professional architects, builders and designers should use NATSPEC BUILDING Domestic or BUILDING Basic.

Worksections included

0131 Preliminaries 0342 Light steel framing 0611 Rendering and plastering
0180 Common requirements 0382 Light timber framing 0621 Waterproofing – wet areas
0184 Termite management 0383 Sheet flooring and decking 0631 Ceramic tiles
0201 Demolition 0421 Roofing 0651 Resilient finishes
0221 Site management 0431 Cladding 0652 Carpets
0222 Earthwork 0451 Windows and glazed doors 0654 Engineered panel floors
0223 Service trenching 0453 Doors and access panels 0655 Timber flooring
0242 Landscape – fences and barriers 0454 Overhead doors 0656 Floor sanding and finishing
0250 Landscape – gardening 0455 Door hardware 0671 Painting
0271 Pavement base and subbase 0467 Glass components 0702 Mechanical design and install
0274 Concrete pavement 0471 Insulation and sarking membranes 0802 Hydraulic design and install
0276 Segmental pavers – sand bed 0511 Lining 0902 Electrical design and install
0310 Concrete 0551 Joinery
0331 Brick and block construction 0572 Miscellaneous appliances and fixtures