Acceptable Solution C/AS1: Protection from fire for buildings with sleeping (residential) and outbuildings (risk group SH)

Abbreviation
C/AS1 (Second Edition)
Amendment
Unamended
Version
Second Edition
Valid from
2/11/2023

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


Description

The Building Code clauses C1 to C6 Protection from Fire relate to protecting people in and around buildings, limiting fire spread and helping firefighting and rescue.

This Acceptable Solution can be used for establishing compliance with those clauses for risk group SH, including buildings where people sleep and outbuildings. This includes:

  • Detached dwellings with a single household unit such as: Stand-alone houses
  • Low-rise multi-unit dwellings where each household unit has its own escape route that is independent of all other household units such as:
    • Attached townhouses, and
    • Stacked household units where there is no more than one household unit above another with each household unit having a single-storey and an escape height less than 4.0 m.
  • Detached dwellings where fewer than six people (not including members of the residing family) pay for accommodation such as:
    • boarding houses,
    • homestays,
    • bed and breakfasts.

For other risk groups, refer to Acceptable Solution C/AS2.

For backcountry huts, refer to Acceptable Solution BCH/AS1.

Scope

Risk group SH includes the following:

  • a) Single household units, and
  • b) Low-rise multi-unit dwellings with no more than one household unit above another and where each household unit has an escape route independent of all other household units, and including associated garages or carports whether or not they are part of the same building. Where there is one household unit above another, each household unit shall be a single-storey and the escape height shall be less than 4.0 m, and
  • c) Detached dwellings used as boarding houses for fewer than six people (not including members of the residing family), and
  • d) Garages that are part of a household unit, and
  • e) Garages shared by more than one household unit. The garage shall be fire separated from each adjacent household unit with fire rated construction of 30/30/30, and
  • f) Outbuildings.
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Notes/comments

This acceptable solution is the second edition of C/AS1. It has been published in a standalone format and the layout has been revised to improve clarity. C/VM1 has now been split out into its own document.

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For assistance with locating previous versions, please contact the information provider.

This acceptable solution is the second edition of C/AS1. It has been published in a standalone format and the layout has been revised to improve clarity. C/VM1 has now been split out into its own document.

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Acceptable Solution C/AS1: Protection from fire for buildings with sleeping (residential) and outbuildings (risk group SH)

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Acceptable Solution C/AS1: Protection from fire for buildings with sleeping (residential) and outbuildings (risk group SH)

Description

The Building Code clauses C1 to C6 Protection from Fire relate to protecting people in and around buildings, limiting fire spread and helping firefighting and rescue.

This Acceptable Solution can be used for establishing compliance with those clauses for risk group SH, including buildings where people sleep and outbuildings. This includes:

  • Detached dwellings with a single household unit such as: Stand-alone houses
  • Low-rise multi-unit dwellings where each household unit has its own escape route that is independent of all other household units such as:
    • Attached townhouses, and
    • Stacked household units where there is no more than one household unit above another with each household unit having a single-storey and an escape height less than 4.0 m.
  • Detached dwellings where fewer than six people (not including members of the residing family) pay for accommodation such as:
    • boarding houses,
    • homestays,
    • bed and breakfasts.

For other risk groups, refer to Acceptable Solution C/AS2.

For backcountry huts, refer to Acceptable Solution BCH/AS1.

View on Information Provider website Download this resource (PDF, 2.6MB)
Acceptable Solution C/AS1: Protection from fire for buildings with sleeping (residential) and outbuildings (risk group SH)
Description

The Building Code clauses C1 to C6 Protection from Fire relate to protecting people in and around buildings, limiting fire spread and helping firefighting and rescue.

This Acceptable Solution can be used for establishing compliance with those clauses for risk group SH, including buildings where people sleep and outbuildings. This includes:

  • Detached dwellings with a single household unit such as: Stand-alone houses
  • Low-rise multi-unit dwellings where each household unit has its own escape route that is independent of all other household units such as:
    • Attached townhouses, and
    • Stacked household units where there is no more than one household unit above another with each household unit having a single-storey and an escape height less than 4.0 m.
  • Detached dwellings where fewer than six people (not including members of the residing family) pay for accommodation such as:
    • boarding houses,
    • homestays,
    • bed and breakfasts.

For other risk groups, refer to Acceptable Solution C/AS2.

For backcountry huts, refer to Acceptable Solution BCH/AS1.

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