BU650 Building beyond Code minimums
The New Zealand Building Code sets out performance criteria that all building work must comply with. Minimum requirements in the Code, in Acceptable Solutions and referenced standards cover areas from thermal insulation to ventilation levels.
Many new houses are constructed to just meet the minimum requirements of the New Zealand Building Code. Better-performing houses may cost more to build but are much more comfortable to live in and have reduced running costs to offset the upfront cost.
Our houses will need to perform considerably better to help meet long-term national net-zero carbon targets.
|Publication date||June 2020|