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Practice Advisory 18: Fire safety design for tall buildings

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 18
Fire design guidance for the safe use of tall buildings, using reliable and resilient fire design features.

Achieving NZBC Group Numbers for surface finishes from tests to overseas standards

Building Code compliance > C Protection from fire > C1 Objectives of Clauses C2 to C6 > Surface finishes
Understand requirements for internal surface finishes, as set out in the Building Code.

C/AS1 - C/AS7 Information sheet

Building Code compliance > C Protection from fire > C1 Objectives of Clauses C2 to C6 > C/AS1 - C/AS7 Information sheet
Risk groups, out of scope and definition of the C Protection from fire Acceptable Solutions.

C/VM2- Information sheet

Building Code compliance > C Protection from fire > C1 Objectives of Clauses C2 to C6 > C/VM2- Information sheet
Risk groups, out of scope and definition of the C Protection from fire Acceptable Solutions.

Requesting information about means of escape from fire for existing buildings

Building Code compliance > C Protection from fire > C1 Objectives of Clauses C2 to C6 > Means of escape
Fire protection clause changes (2013) explained, in relation to existing buildings and building consent applications.

Fire safety design guidelines

Building Code compliance > C Protection from fire > C1 Objectives of Clauses C2 to C6 > Fire safety design guidelines
Make sure fire design documentation is properly communicated and incorporated into final building design documents.

Installation of fire sprinklers in houses

Building Code compliance > C Protection from fire > C1 Objectives of Clauses C2 to C6 > Installation of fire sprinklers in houses
Voluntary domestic fire sprinkler installation, Building Code compliance and responsibilities.

Fire alarm installations must be certified

Building Code compliance > C Protection from fire > C1 Objectives of Clauses C2 to C6 > Fire alarm installations must be certified
Get new fire alarm systems certified by an accredited inspection body.

Importance of fire and smoke doors

Building Code compliance > C Protection from fire > C1 Objectives of Clauses C2 to C6 > Importance of fire and smoke doors
Any alteration to a building’s active or passive fire protection systems, other than maintenance, requires a building co

Solid fuel heaters

Building Code compliance > C Protection from fire > C1 Objectives of Clauses C2 to C6 > Solid fuel heaters
Solid fuel heater durability, installation and maintenance requirements, for homeowners, councils and installers.

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: