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Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities (BCAs) is a requirement of the Building Act 2004, but what is it and why it is important?
Determinations are becoming used more frequently to resolve Building Code compliance issues. We take a look at the process and what parties can do to make the process easier.
Product technical statements help suppliers provide the right information to the right people and are gaining traction across the industry in response to demands from designers, trade merchants and councils.
There is much discussion as to how ‘strong’ timber is today and it may be time to reassess how timber is graded. Andrew King looks at the two main methods of grading timber.
Changes to key Building Code documents dealing with building structure (B1) and weathertightness (E2) came into effect on 1 August 2011.
Recent concerns about some building products not being fit for purpose underscore the need for manufacturers and suppliers to provide the right product information – and to back this with suitable evidence.
The government has announced plans for significant reforms to the Building Act 2004.
MBIE Determination 2019/025 highlights the importance of building to the consented plans or getting approval for a variation early.
This is the second article in Build’s new section on MBIE determinations. It looks at lessons from Determination 2019/057: Regarding the issue of a notice to fix for building work carried out without a building consent and over a property boundary.