Effective from 1 January 2017, the Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 will repeal the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 and add new provisions to the Building Act 2004.
When using the calculation method from NZS 4218:2009 as a means of compliance for H1 Energy efficiency, check which version of the standard is being referenced.
Under NZS 3604:2011, the maximum depth of compacted hardfill under a slab on grade is 600 mm.
When constructing timber decks to the requirements of NZS 3604:2011, the deck must be supported on H5 125 x 125 mm square piles set in a concrete footing.
Veranda roof bracing is not covered by NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings.
A new Australian and New Zealand standard on the post design phase of structural steel projects has been published.
Feedback on a draft standard for the testing and decontamination of methamphetamine-contaminated properties is now sought by Standards New Zealand.
Twenty-eight Acceptable Solutions and ten Verification Methods for complying with the Building Code have been amended and will take effect from 1 January 2017.
A new standard sets out test sequence, sampling, and test methods for windows, external glazed, timber and composite doors.