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MBIE Issue Warning

Loop bar warning

A warning has been issued on the use of the loop bar details (that do not comply with NZS 3101 Concrete Structures Standard) in flange-hung, double-tee precast concrete flooring units.
This warning is due to concerns about the structural performance of the detail in earthquakes.  It relates to Building Code Clause B1 Structure.  This warning is issued from 3 April 2018.

Refer to MBIE website for more information.


Earthquake Prone Buildings and Substantial Alterations

If your building has an earthquake prone building notice, and you are planning alterations that require a building consent, you may have to include the required seismic upgrade work at the same time as the alterations.

Read full details and download an information sheet on MBIE's Building Performance website.


Ban issued by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - 1 July 2016

The Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has declared a ban, under section 26 of the Building Act 2004, on retrofitting or repairing foil insulation.

Read full details on MBIE's Building Performance website.