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Current warnings and bans issued under the Building Act

Last updated: 30 June 2016

Warnings and bans are issued by the Chief Executive of MBIE for building products or methods that have resulted in, or are likely to result in, a building or building work failing to comply with the Building Code.

Commencement date: 1 July 2016
Primary topic: G9
Summary: A ban has been declared on the installation and/or repair of foil insulation in residential buildings with existing electrical installations due to safety concerns associated with the method of attaching the foil to the building.

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