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Requesting information about means of escape from fire for existing buildings

Cover of the Means of Escape guidance document

In 2012 new fire protection clauses for the New Zealand Building Code, C1 to C6 Protection from Fire, replaced the existing clauses C1 to C4 Fire Safety. These were supported with a new set of Acceptable Solutions C/AS1 – C/AS7 and a Verification Method C/VM2. After an initial transition period, the new clauses, Acceptable Solutions and Verification Method took full effect from 10 April 2013.

  • Published on 2 December 2013
  • Of interest to Territorial Authority, Building consent authorities
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-41709-8 (Online)
  • 1st edition

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