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Clause C1.10 of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) requires any linings, materials or assemblies in a Class 2 to 9 building used for flooring, floor covering and wall and ceiling lining materials to comply with Specification C1.10 - Clause 3, 4 and 6. All other materials (i.e. whatever holds up the floor covering or lining) are required to comply with Specification C1.10 - Clause 7.   
(See: Specification C1.10: Materials & Assemblies)

The same product may have a different requirement depending on its use. For example, if plywood flooring is used on joists and bearers, the plywood is required to comply with Specification C1.10 - Clause 3 when the plywood is the topmost layer, i.e. exposed plywood flooring. When it has a carpet, decorative timber or tiles etc over it, then the plywood is required to comply with Specification C1.10 - Clause 7 with the topmost layer of carpet or other floor covering required to comply with Specification C1.10 - Clause 3.
(See: Specification C1.10: Floor Coverings)

Similarly for walls, a lining such as timber linings or panels are required to comply with Specification C1.10 - Clause 4. The studs that are used to support the linings are required to comply with Specification C1.10 - Clause 7
(See: Specification C1.10: Wall and Ceiling Linings)

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