Updates to the Building Code coming soon

Posted: 18 October 2019

Public consultation on the Building Code closed on 13 September, and the proposed changes to the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods will soon be finalised.

Thank you to all those who submitted – your feedback is valued and is currently being considered. In total we received 72 submissions.

This Building Code consultation is part of a wider biannual update programme geared at continuously improving New Zealand’s building stock and compliance pathways.

To support the Government’s objectives, the changes put forward during this latest consultation focused on facilitating higher-density housing and safer solutions for liquefaction-prone ground.

Keep an eye out for these Building Code amendments being published on 28 November, and further opportunities to engage with us in 2020.

The original consultation document can be found on the MBIE website.

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