The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment is seeking feedback on proposed new acceptable solutions to support changes to residential pool barrier requirements made by the Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016.
The Property Council said today it supported the Government’s stance on setting priorities for upgrading earthquake-prone buildings, but qualified that.
The Government has bowed to submissions from a Christchurch earthquake survivor on requirements for upgrading earthquake-prone buildings, adding a new category of priority buildings.
The Building Amendment Act 2013 comes into force on New Year’s Day with a number of changes for residential work.
The Insurance Council has won again in its third court battle over Christchurch City Council’s attempt to force owners – and thereby their insurers – to strengthen buildings beyond the “earthquake-prone” level, 34% of new building standard.
Builders will be subjected to a new set of disclosure rules from 1 January 2015.