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2018/063: Building Code compliance of the proposed location for large toilet paper dispensers in accessible public toilets

This determination considers the code compliance of large toilet paper dispensers installed in prefabricated public toilets - the location of the dispensers differs from that shown in the relevant Acceptable Solution.  The prefabricated toilets are built under a consent issued at the point of manufacture and relocated throughout the country using a separate buidling consent for the site installation.

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2017/019: The number of personal hygiene facilities in a school building undergoing alterations

This determination considers whether the proposed alterations, with a reduced number of toilets, will comply with the Building Code to the extent required by section 112.  The determination discusses the tests under section 112(b) in regards to a reduction in the level of performance achieved in the existing building.

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2010/001: Whether an existing shopping centre is insanitary under section 123 of the Building Act

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2005/156: Notice to fix

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