New weathertightness requirements effective 1 July 2005
The transition period for changes to the weathertightness Acceptable Solution for Clause E2 External Moisture of the Building Code, E2/AS1, also known as the 'Weathertightness Solution', is almost over. The changes become effective on 1 July 2005.
If you are applying for a building consent on or after this date, the changes may apply to your project. The Department advises you to talk to your designer or architect to make sure the new weathertightness practices have been considered before a building consent application is filed.
The weathertightness Compliance Document (containing E2/AS1 and E2/VM1) has been amended. Amendment 2 will become effective on 1 July 2005. The new Compliance Document is available free on the Department's website. Alternatively, it can be purchased in several formats from Victoria University Bookcentre (phone 0800 370 370 or visit www.vicbooks.co.nz)
For more information, contact the Department of Building and Housing 0800 242 243.