BC Update 188: Ban on installing or repairing foil insulation in residential buildings
1 July 2016
Foil insulation repair or retrofitting banned in residential buildings with an existing electrical installation.
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Providing protection of people and other property during construction and demolition.
This clause ensures construction and demolition avoids the likelihood of objects falling onto people (and property) on or off site, and other hazards. For example, it prevents the unauthorised entry of children to hazards on site and requires barriers to restrict public access and provide safe routes.
Record of amendments is a record of changes to the Acceptable Solutions, Verification Methods and handbooks.
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.
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.
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: