Save

Acceptable Solution E2/AS2: Earth buildings

This resource is no longer current. The current versions are E2/AS2 (Third Edition, Amendment 8), E2/AS2 (Third Edition, Amendment 9)

Abbreviation
E2/AS2
Amendment
5
Version
Third Edition, Amendment 5
Valid to
23/12/2011
Valid from
01/08/2011

Information provider
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Information type
Acceptable Solution
Format
PDF


Description

Acceptable Solution E2/AS2 provides a means of compliance with New Zealand Building Code Clause E2 External Moisture for Earth Buildings.

Building Code Clause E2 ensures external roof, wall claddings and external openings will prevent external moisture from causing undue dampness or damage.

It requires buildings to be constructed to provide adequate resistance to penetration by, and the accumulation of, moisture from the outside.

It contains requirements for roofs, wall claddings and external openings to:

  • prevent water entry
  • prevent water absorption and transmission
  • prevent the accumulation of water
  • allow for dissipation.  

The clause applies to most buildings, as set out in the limit on application in E2.2.

Earth buildings complying with NZS 4299 as modified by this Acceptable Solution meet the performance criteria of NZBC E2.

 

Scope

Where buildings are based on NZS 4299 but require specific structural engineering design input, the structure must be of at least equivalent stiffness to the provisions of NZS 4299. Such designs are outside the scope of this Acceptable Solution and proposals must be submitted to, and approved by, the building consent authority as part of the normal building consent process.

For assistance with locating previous versions, please contact the information provider.
View on Information Provider website Download this resource (PDF, 14.7MB)
For assistance with locating previous versions, please contact the information provider.
This resource is not cited by any other resources.

Acceptable Solution E2/AS2: Earth buildings

This document is not CITED BY any other resources:

Acceptable Solution E2/AS2: Earth buildings

Description

Acceptable Solution E2/AS2 provides a means of compliance with New Zealand Building Code Clause E2 External Moisture for Earth Buildings.

Building Code Clause E2 ensures external roof, wall claddings and external openings will prevent external moisture from causing undue dampness or damage.

It requires buildings to be constructed to provide adequate resistance to penetration by, and the accumulation of, moisture from the outside.

It contains requirements for roofs, wall claddings and external openings to:

  • prevent water entry
  • prevent water absorption and transmission
  • prevent the accumulation of water
  • allow for dissipation.  

The clause applies to most buildings, as set out in the limit on application in E2.2.

Earth buildings complying with NZS 4299 as modified by this Acceptable Solution meet the performance criteria of NZBC E2.

 

View on Information Provider website Download this resource (PDF, 14.7MB)
Acceptable Solution E2/AS2: Earth buildings

This resource is no longer current. The current versions are E2/AS2 (Third Edition, Amendment 8), E2/AS2 (Third Edition, Amendment 9)

Description

Acceptable Solution E2/AS2 provides a means of compliance with New Zealand Building Code Clause E2 External Moisture for Earth Buildings.

Building Code Clause E2 ensures external roof, wall claddings and external openings will prevent external moisture from causing undue dampness or damage.

It requires buildings to be constructed to provide adequate resistance to penetration by, and the accumulation of, moisture from the outside.

It contains requirements for roofs, wall claddings and external openings to:

  • prevent water entry
  • prevent water absorption and transmission
  • prevent the accumulation of water
  • allow for dissipation.  

The clause applies to most buildings, as set out in the limit on application in E2.2.

Earth buildings complying with NZS 4299 as modified by this Acceptable Solution meet the performance criteria of NZBC E2.

 

View on Information Provider website Download this resource (PDF, 14.7MB)
This resource cites:

Acceptable Solution E2/AS2: Earth buildings

This document CITES:
New Zealand Standards
Save
Feedback