Guidance on barrier design for Building Code clause B1
- Valid from
- Information provider
- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
- Information type
- Section 175 guidance
This document brings together relevant information required for designers, manufacturers and installers of barriers. It explains ways to design and install New Zealand Building Code (NZBC) compliant barriers and is issued under section 175 of the Building Act 2004. It provides recommendations for the design and construction of permanent barriers that are required in and around buildings.
This document brings together relevant information and recommendations for the design and construction of permanent barriers required in and around buildings. Find out about barriers to:
- decks, stairs and landings
- walls, glazing (including screens and full-height glazing), fences and other elements of buildings where these elements prevent a fall of one metre or more.
It does not cover swimming pool fences, which have additional requirements under the Fencing of Swimming Pool Act.