Access for people with disabilities in buildings that provide public accommodation
Ensuring people with disabilities are provided for in public buildings, and what changes can be made.
Providing sufficient safe and hygienic facilities for food storage and preparation
This clause requires the safe and adequate provision of space and facilities for the hygienic storage, preparation and cooking of food in, for example, domestic situations and buildings intended for the manufacture, preparation, packaging or storage of food.
It sets requirements and physical characteristics for cooking, refrigeration, utensil washing and facilities. It ensures people with disabilities are able to carry out normal activities within buildings.
Record of amendments is a record of changes to the Acceptable Solutions, Verification Methods and handbooks.
These are issued by MBIE to provide one way of complying with the Building Code and must be accepted by BCAs as demonstrating compliance with the related clauses of the Building Code. Using them is not mandatory.
Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.
These documents are provided for assistance. They are not intended as a means of establishing compliance with the Building Act or Building Code, and they do not have the same status accorded to Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods under the Act.
Determinations are made by MBIE on matters of doubt or dispute to do with building work. Rulings are legally binding in relation to each case. Circumstances in one case may differ to others.
Note: to be read in conjunction with Determination 2017/008. This determination considers a second refusal to issue a code compliance certificate for a now 17-year-old house with monolithic cladding that was the subject of a previous determination. This determination discusses the validity of the refusal with regard to the time in which a building consent authority must make a decision, and the relationship between the requirement to give reasons for refusing to issue a code compliance certificate and the issue of a notice to fix. The determination considers the information the authority had before it at the time it made its decision and whether the items identified by the authority are compliant with the Building Code.
This determinatin considers the compliance of the building work, and whether there were reasonable grounds for the authority to issue a code compliance certificate. The determination also discussed inspections undertaken by the authority as a means of providing reasonable grounds on which to issue a code compliance certificate.
All products, systems and construction methods that have achieved CodeMark status will be listed here with their most up to date certificate.
This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: