2002/02: Alterations to an apartment building's means of escape from fire in response to a 'dangerous building' notice
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The matter before the Authority arises out of a territorial authority's refusal to issue an amendment to a building consent for certain alterations to an existing building.
The matter for determination is whether the proposed building work (if the building consent were amended in accordance with the application for amendment) would:
- (a) comply with the applicable provisions of the building code [the First Schedule to the Building Regulations 1992]; and
- (b) comply with the provisions of the building code to such an extent that after the alteration work the building would comply with the provisions of the building code for means of escape from fire as nearly as is reasonably practicable to the same extent as if it were a new building [as required by section 38 of the Building Act 1991].