NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings requires timber floor joists to be laterally supported to prevent overturning.
A Guide to tolerances, materials and workmanship in new residential construction is now available.
The Building Officials Institute of New Zealand has announced that the Call for Papers for this year's Senior Building Control Officers' (SBCO) Forum is now open.
MBIE is currently underway with a Fire Review, which is a post-implementation review of regulations that came into force on April 2013, and amendments made in July 2014.
The Guide to tolerances, materials, and workmanship in new residential construction (Guide to tolerances) will be available online from mid-May as part of the Building Act reforms package.
MBIE, in partnership with the New Zealand Geotechnical Society, has advised that various geotechnical guidelines are currently under development.
In the February Guideline, the article on the thermal performance of a coating or film applied to existing single glazing is relevant only to a film that is adhered to the glass.
There is a range of blown-in insulation options (glass wool fibre, mineral wool fibre, cellulose fibre) for retrofitting insulation to existing walls.
NZS 3604:2011 section 7.1 places restrictions on the location of trimming studs of a lintel in a braced or loadbearing wall relative to the location of a bearer/pile below.
The minimum grade of stainless steel for fixings under NZS 3604:2011 is grade 304.