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BC Update 157: Residential guidance fifth issue of technical clarifications and updates

Posted: 17 April 2014

BC Update
Issue 5 of technical clarifications and updates to Repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.

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

MBIE have released a fifth issue of technical clarifications and updates to the Guidance document ‘Repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes’, December 2012.

These technical clarifications and updates should be read in conjunction with the Guidance document itself. They have been prepared for professional engineers and others implementing the guidance to provide them with greater explanation, new knowledge, and to respond to new issues that have been raised.

This update provides further clarification and guidance on the following topics:

  • clarifying chimney repairs, Building Consents, and exemptions 
  • notching bearers and piles to assist with relevelling 
  • removing plywood skirt around perimeter for Type 2A-300 and 2B foundations 
  • aligning slab edge with building perimeter in TC3
  • summarising TC3 Type 2 surface structure foundation technical requirements.

Read the 5th issue of clarification to the residential guidance

Further technical updates will be developed as the need arises. At a later stage, the information from the clarifications and updates will be incorporated into the next version of the Guidance document 'Repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes'.

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: