Q.   Why must I do either a 12 Sq m covered patio or a 1kW solar photovoltaic power panel on the roof of my dwelling to achieve the 6 star DTS requirements.

A.    The requirements of the 2011 DTS will cost between $20,000.00 & $30,000.00 extra on the cost of the dwelling, therefore the Queensland government has allowed a relaxation to apply to these dwelling. If one or the other of these relaxations is installed/built onto the dwelling then the 2009 DTS rules can then be applied to the dwelling’s assessment saving all the extra cost associated with the 2011 DTS requirements.


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I have worked in the building industry for 40 years as a Carpenter, Building Supervisor, Building inspector and now for 10 years as a thermal performance assessor. I personal have done over 15,000 assessments and supervised 45,000 others, in BERS 3.1 & 3.2, BERS PRO 4.1 & 4.2, Firstrate 4 & 5 and the Deemed to Satisfy requirements of the BCA & NCC. Have attended BCA & BSA committees and am a member of the Master Builders IBC, HIA, BDAQ, BDAV and hold a diploma of structural engineering, Cert IV of Building, Certificate of Accreditation with the BDAV, Certificates for BERS 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2 & firstrate4 & 5. I own and operate Q-Bears Pty Ltd and Australian Building Energy Solutions Pty Ltd, between which over 60,000 assessments have been provided.