Posted: 1 July 2014
This Building Controls Update is a periodic news bulletin for the building sector.
After consultation with the sector earlier this year, we have implemented practical solutions to remedy compliance issues that designers and councils were finding when they applied C/AS1-C/AS7 and C/VM2 to building designs.
The existing Commentary documents can continue to be used to support the new Amendments and we are working on updating and improving the Commentary’s. A Building Controls update will be issued to notify you of this publication.
These changes will simplify construction and reduce compliance costs but will not reduce fire safety.
- Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods for Protection from Fire
- Acceptable Solution and Verification Method Information Sheets has a summary of the key changes to the Acceptable Solutions C/AS1- C/AS7 and the Verification Method C/VM2
- Acceptable Solution for Backcountry Huts, BCH/AS1 has been updated to reflect changes that came into force with the 2012 Building Code clause amendments to C1-C6 Protection from Fire.