Pursuant to section 24(1) of the Building Act 2004
("the Act"), I give notice of an amendment to the compliance document for New Zealand Building Code clause F6 Visibility in Escape Routes ("Compliance Document F6").
The amendments are those consulted on by the notices published in the New Zealand Gazette, 11 August 2005,
No. 123, page 3007, and on 7 June 2007, No. 61, page 1627, and include the revocation of F6/VM1 and amendment of F6/AS1.
The amendment to Compliance Document F6 comes into force on 18 October 2007 ("the effective date").
The amended Compliance Document F6 is available for purchase from Vic Books, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington, Freephone 0800 370 370 or download free of charge from the Department of Building and Housing ("DBH")
New materials incorporated by reference
Pursuant to sections 405 and 410(1)(e) of the Act, I give notice that the following materials will be incorporated by reference into Compliance Document F6 on the effective date:
Amendment to material incorporated by reference
Pursuant to sections 406(c)(ii) and 410(1)(e) of the Act,
I give notice that the material previously incorporated by reference into Compliance Document F6, as set out
in Column 1 below, will be replaced by the material in Column 2:
Column 1 Column 2
AS/NZS 2293.1:1995 AS 2293.1:2005
AS/NZS 2293.3:1995 AS 2293.3:2005
The changes to material incorporated by reference set out in Column 2 will take effect in the amended Compliance Document F6 on the effective date.
Material ceasing to have legal effect
Pursuant to section 408 of the Act, I give notice that the following material incorporated by reference is revoked and will cease to have legal effect on the effective date:
Purchase of materials incorporated by reference
The materials incorporated by reference described above may be purchased directly as follows:
- AS/NZS 1680.1, AS 2293.1 and AS 2293.3 from Standards New Zealand, Radio New Zealand House, Level 10, 155 The Terrace, Wellington, or online at
- AS 2293.1 and AS 2293.3 from Standards Australia Limited, 286 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia, or GPO Box 476, Sydney, New South Wales 2001, Australia, or online at
Copies of materials incorporated by reference are also available for purchase through all of DBH's offices.
Viewing materials incorporated by reference
Materials incorporated by reference are available for inspection free of charge at the DBH national office, Level 6, 86 Customhouse Quay, Wellington, between the hours of 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
DBH office locations
The DBH office locations are as follows:
- National office in Wellington: Level 6,
86 Customhouse Quay.
- Auckland office: Level 3, 41 Shortland Street.
- Manukau office: Level 1, CST Nexia Centre,
22 Amersham Way.
- Hamilton office: 2nd Floor, 36 Bryce Street.
- Wellington office: 60 Oriental Parade.
- Christchurch office: Level 2, 10 Nelson Street.
- Porirua Tenancy Services Centre: 1st Floor,
Housing Corp Building, 1 Walton Leigh Avenue.
DBH also has tenancy service delivery locations in: Whangarei, Henderson, Takapuna, Tauranga, Rotorua, Gisborne, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Lower Hutt, Nelson, Blenheim, Greymouth, Timaru, Dunedin and Invercargill.
To make an appointment at one of these locations to
view or purchase material incorporated by reference, Freephone 0800 836 262.
Dated at Wellington this 12th day of July 2007.
KATRINA BACH, Chief Executive, Department of Building and Housing.