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.
Requires the safe use and distribution of electricity.
This clause requires any electrical installations in buildings to be safe against outbreak of fire and personal injury for their intended use.
It provides for certain buildings to have accessible plug sockets, outlets and light switches to allow people with disabilities to carry out normal activities.
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.
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.
Guidance to help understand Building Code requirements for retrofitting insulation in external walls.
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 determination considers the compliance of consented alterations to an existing house where some inspections during the construction had not been completed by the authority. The determination considers the compliance of the as-built work and whether the authority was correct in declining to issue a code compliance certificate for the work.
This determination considers the compliance of alteration and additions to an existing two-storey house that was the subject of two building consents. The determination considers the compliance of the as-built work and whether the authority was correct in declining to issue code compliance certificates for the work.
All products, systems and construction methods that have achieved CodeMark status will be listed here with their most up to date certificate.
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