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  BU606 Residential Fire Safety

This bulletin outlines for building designers a number of easily incorporated design tools that can increase occupants' safety within a building. BU606 image.png

Minimum statutory fire safety requirements are given in New Zealand Building Code clauses C1 to C6.

This bulletin updates and replaces Bulletin 420 Designing for fire safety. This bulletin includes: 

  • New Zealand Building Code
  • Characteristics of residential building fires
  • Risk to occupants
  • When a fire occurs
  • Fire development
  • Fire detection/suppression
  • Fire-safe building design