The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) opened consultation on Wednesday on proposals to amend a number of acceptable solutions & verification methods, and to revoke the simple house acceptable solution SH/AS1.
28 acceptable solutions and 10 verification methods for complying with the Building Code have been amended and will take effect from 1 January.
The Government announced proposed changes to 32 Building Code compliance documents & 2 new acceptable solutions last week.
Jennian Homes Ltd business development manager Dave Wilson issued 2 challenges today: First, he said homeowners should have to upgrade their house to the current building code before being able to sell. Second, he said the Government should extend its warrant of fitness trial on state housing rentals to all New Zealand homes, again preventing compliance before sale.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment is seeking comment on 3 changes to acceptable solutions & the verification method for protection from fire and for backcountry huts.
Terms of reference & timeframes have been set for a review of building access for disabled people.