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D1 Access routes

Safety of entry/exit to the building and the safety of any internal or external stairs.

This clause ensures people can move safely into, within and out of buildings.  Access routes include the approach to the main entrance of a building, corridors, doors, stairs, ramps and lifts.

It sets out requirements for:

  • slip resistance, stair treads, handrails and cross falls
  • people with disabilities to carry out normal functions within buildings
  • the movement, loading and parking of vehicles.

Record of amendments is a record of changes to the Acceptable Solutions, Verification Methods and handbooks.

Early childhood education centres

Some ways for Early Childhood Education and Care Centres to meet Building Act and Ministry of Education requirements.

Read about Early childhood education centre guidance

Updates

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods

Current version

These are issued by MBIE to provide one way of complying with the Building Code and must be accepted by BCAs as demonstrating compliance with the related clauses of the Building Code. Using them is not mandatory.

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

Guidance

These documents are provided for assistance. They are not intended as a means of establishing compliance with the Building Act or Building Code, and they do not have the same status accorded to Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods under the Act.

Related Determinations

Determinations are made by MBIE on matters of doubt or dispute to do with building work. Rulings are legally binding in relation to each case. Circumstances in one case may differ to others.

Related building products

All products, systems and construction methods that have achieved CodeMark status will be listed here with their most up to date certificate.

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: