Non-structural timber issues relating to Building Code clause B1
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- Information provider
- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
- Information type
- Section 175 guidance
Check whether appropriate timber has been used in buildings to achieve compliance with Building Code Clause B1 Structure, particularly in prefabricated frames and trusses.
This guidance was developed in response to an issue relating to the cutting of stress-graded timber to remove weak spots. It promotes good practice in the sector and provides building consent authorities (BCAs) more information to check for potential issues.
It outlines the issue and the processes BCAs should use to:
- identify building projects under construction that may be affected by non load-bearing timber
- consider remedial options
- confirm compliance of buildings where suspected non load-bearing timber may have been used.
The guidance focusses on the performance of the building and its compliance with the Building Code. It does not address contractual issues between the owner and contractor or supplier about whether the material specified and ordered has been supplied.