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BC Update 152: Updated references to Standards

Posted: 18 February 2014

BC Update
A list of Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods that have been amended to reflect updated, withdrawn or amended references to Standards or other publications.

This Building Controls Update is a periodic news bulletin for the building sector.

On 14 February 2014 MBIE published amendments to the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods listed below to reflect updated, withdrawn, or amend references to Standards and other publications.

We regularly review published Standards to see whether they are suitable for referencing in the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods. We consulted on the proposed changes from 20 September 2013 to 20 October 2013. Feedback from the consultation supported the proposed changes.

Amended documents

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods for New Zealand Building Code clauses:

  • B1 Structure
  • B2 Durability
  • C Protection from Fire (published with other amendments on 19 December 2013)
  • D2 Mechanical Installations for Access
  • E1 Surface Water
  • E2 External Moisture
  • E3 Internal Moisture
  • F6 Visibility in Escape Routes
  • F8 Signs
  • G4 Ventilation
  • G7 Natural Light
  • G8 Artificial Light
  • G9 Electricity
  • G10 Piped Services
  • G11 Gas as an Energy Source
  • G12 Water Supplies
  • G13 Foul Water
  • G14 Industrial Liquid Waste


  • Building Code Handbook
  • Compliance Schedule Handbook

Transition period

There is a transition period from 14 February 2014 until 14 August 2014, where both the old and the new documents apply. From 14 August 2014, only the new versions apply.

How to get copies

  • Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods
  • Purchase print copies from Vic Books

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: