New Acceptable Solutions Proposed to be Issued
Pursuant to section 29 of the Building Act 2004 (“Act”), I give notice that the following acceptable solutions are proposed to be issued:
- F9 Means of restricting access to residential pools: AS1
- F9 Means of restricting access to residential pools: AS2
Clause F9 will be inserted in the Building Code when the Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 (“Amendment Act”) comes into force on 1 January 2017.
Acceptable Solution Created by the Amendment Act Proposed to be Revoked
Pursuant to section 29 of the Act, I give notice that the acceptable solution described in section 450A(1) of the Act (as inserted by the Amendment Act) is proposed to be revoked.
Section 450A(1) will be inserted in the Act on 1 January 2017, and any revocation of the acceptable solution described in section 450A(1) would take place after that date.
New Acceptable Solution F9/AS1 is proposed to replace the acceptable solution in section 450A(1) of the Act.
Existing Acceptable Solution Proposed to be Amended
Pursuant to section 29 of the Act, I give notice that the following acceptable solution is proposed to be amended:
- F4 Safety from falling: AS1
New Materials Proposed to be Incorporated by Reference
Pursuant to section 409(2) of the Act, I give notice that the following materials are proposed to be incorporated by reference into:
Acceptable Solution F9/AS1:
- AS 1926.1– 2012
Acceptable Solutions F9/AS1 and F9/AS2:
- NZS 8500: 2006
Copies and Viewing of the Proposal for the Changes
The Statements of Proposal for the new Acceptable Solutions can be downloaded free of charge from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) website
The Statements of Proposal are also available from MBIE’s Wellington office at 15 Stout Street, Wellington, between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Purchase of Material Incorporated by Reference
NZS 8500 may be purchased from Standards New Zealand, 15 Stout Street, Wellington, or online at
AS 1926.1 may be purchased at
Viewing Materials Incorporated by Reference
Materials incorporated by reference are available for inspection free of charge at MBIE’s Wellington office, between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
To make an appointment to view material incorporated by reference, call Bruce Klein on 0800 242 243.
I invite comment on the proposals contained in this notice by 16 December 2016.
Comments can be made in the following ways:
- by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Consultation – proposed Acceptable Solutions for residential pool barriers 2016” in the subject line; or
- by courier or post to:
Consultation – Proposed Acceptable Solutions for Residential Pool Barriers 2016
Compliance Solutions Team
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Level 5, 15 Stout Street
PO Box 1473
Dated at Wellington this 11th day of November 2016.
ANNA BUTLER, General Manager, Building System Performance, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.