Changes to Acceptable Solutions and Verification Method for Protection from Fire and Backcountry Huts

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is seeking comments on changes to Acceptable Solutions and Verification Method for Protection from Fire and Backcountry Huts. The Ministry is seeking comments on:

  • urgent amendments made to the Acceptable Solutions C/AS1 – C/AS7 and Verification Method (C/VM2) on 19 December 2013, which are now being consulted on
  • further proposed changes to the Acceptable Solutions C/AS1 – C/AS7 and Verification Method (C/VM2) for Protection from Fire, and
  • proposed minor changes to the Acceptable Solution for Backcountry Huts, BCH/AS1.

The changes to the Protection from Fire Acceptable Solutions (C/AS1-AS7) and Verification Method (C/VM2) have been developed to provide practical solutions to remedy compliance issues that designers and councils are finding when they apply these documents to building designs.

Minor changes to the Acceptable Solution for Backcountry Huts (BCH/AS1) are proposed to reflect changes that have come into force with the recent Building Code clauses C1-C6 Protection from Fire.

This consultation closes on 9 May 2014.

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