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.
Providing sufficient natural light for occupied spaces and appropriate visual awareness of the outside for occupants.
This clause requires habitable spaces to have adequate windows for natural light and visual awareness of the outside environment to safeguard against illness, and loss of amenity due to isolation.
It requires natural light of no less than 30 lux at floor level for 75% of the standard year, and for transparent openings in certain buildings.
Record of amendments is a record of changes to the Acceptable Solutions, Verification Methods and handbooks.
Digitising the Building Code
The Building performance team has started work to digitise the Building Code due to growing demands from building professionals who want vital information in a format that is portable, dynamic, feature-rich and digital. We have delivered the first of our Building Code PDF documents (B1, C/AS2, D1 and E2) into our digital reader.
Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods
MBIE has historical versions of the code clause documents which can be located under 'Previous Versions' and 'Version History'. Alternatively if you cannot find the document you are looking for, you can send an email with the year and code clause you are after to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standards are frequently referred to in Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods. They provide practical information and guidelines for building solutions.
Over 120 building standards used for Building Code compliance are now available for free download.
All standards, including the funded ones, can be accessed through the Standards New Zealand website.
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.
All products, systems and construction methods that have achieved CodeMark status will be listed here with their most up to date certificate.