A new guidance document has been published for building consent authorities and territorial authorities to help them decide what information on means of escape from fire to request as part of a building consent application to alter an existing building.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has developed practical solutions to remedy compliance issues that designers and councils are finding when they apply C/AS1–C/AS7 to building designs. The aim of the changes, which are effective immediately, is to simplify construction and reduce compliance costs while not reducing fire safety.
- Download information sheets on the changes
Summarised from BRANZ Guideline, February 2014.