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The energy efficiency requirements of the 2019 BCA came into effect on 1 May 2020 to all states except Queensland.
A new requirement is to seal doors that are located between a conditioned space in a dwelling and a non-conditioned space (BCA Part 126.96.36.199).
Typically this means the door between the dwelling and the garage needs sealing.
Sealing is to be done using a draft protection device along the bottom edge of the door and a foam/rubber strip, fibrous seal or the like along the door’s other edge.
Brisbane City Council has now published further information about changes to siting variations which can be found at: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/planning-and-building/do-i-need-approval/types-of-approval/building-near-the-boundary