Building (Specified Systems, Change the Use, and Earthquake-prone Buildings) Regulations 2005

Schedule 2 Uses of all or parts of buildings

r 6

Uses related to crowd activities
UseSpaces or dwellingsExamples
CS
(Crowd Small)
enclosed spaces (without kitchens or cooking facilities) where 100 or fewer people gather for participating in activitiescinemas (with qualifying spaces), art galleries, auditoria, bowling alleys, churches, clubs (non-residential), community halls, court rooms, dance halls, day-care centres, gymnasia, lecture halls, museums, eating places (excluding kitchens), taverns, enclosed grandstands, indoor swimming pools
CL
(Crowd Large)
enclosed spaces (with or without kitchens or cooking facilities) where more than 100 people gather for participating in activities, but also enclosed spaces with kitchens or cooking facilities and where 100 or fewer people gather for participating in activitiescinemas (with qualifying spaces), schools, colleges, and tertiary institutions, libraries, night-clubs, restaurants and eating places with cooking facilities, theatre stages, opera houses, television studios (with audience)
CO
(Crowd Open)
spaces (other than those below a grandstand) for viewing open air activitiesopen grandstands, roofed but unenclosed grandstands, or uncovered fixed seating
CM
(Crowd Medium)
spaces for displaying or selling retail goods, wares, or merchandiseexhibition halls, retail shops, supermarkets, or other stores with bulk storage or display
Uses related to sleeping activities
UseSpaces or dwellingsExamples
SC
(Sleeping Care)
spaces in which people are provided with special care or treatment required because of age, or mental or physical limitationshospitals, or care institutions for the aged, children, or people with disabilities
SD
(Sleeping Detention)
spaces in which people are detained or physically restrainedcare institutions for the aged or children and with physical restraint or detention, hospitals with physical restraint or with detention quarters, detention quarters in Police stations, prisons
SA
(Sleeping Accommodation)
spaces providing transient accommodation, or where limited assistance or care is provided for peoplemotels, hotels, hostels, boarding houses, clubs (residential), boarding schools, dormitories, halls, wharenui
SR
(Sleeping Residential)
attached and multi-unit residential dwellings, including household units attached to spaces or dwellings with the same or other uses, such as caretakers’ flats, and residential accommodation above a shopmulti-unit dwellings, flats, or apartments
SH
(Sleeping Single Home)
detached dwellings where people live as a single household or family, including attached self-contained spaces such as granny flats when occupied by a member of the same family, and garages (whether detached or part of the same building) if primarily for storage of the occupants’ vehicles, tools, and garden implementsdwellings or houses separated from each other by distance
Uses related to working, business, or storage activities
UseSpaces or dwellingsExamples
WL
(Working Low)
spaces used for working, business, or storage—low fire load1places for manufacturing, processing, or storage of non-combustible materials or materials having a slow heat release rate, cool stores, covered cattle yards, wineries, places for grading, storage, or packing of horticultural products, places for wet meat processing, banks, hairdressing shops, beauty parlours, places for provision of personal or professional services, dental offices, laundries (self-service), medical offices, business or other offices, Police stations (without detention quarters), radio stations, television studios (no audience), places for small tool and appliance rental and service, telephone exchanges, places for dry meat processing
WM
(Working Medium)
spaces used for working, business, or storage—medium fire load1 and slow, medium, or fast fire growth ratesplaces for manufacturing and processing of combustible materials not listed in the rows relating to WL, WH, or WF, including bulk storage up to 3 m high (excluding foamed plastics)2
WH
(Working High)
spaces used for working, business, or storage—high fire load1 and slow, medium, or fast fire growth rateschemical manufacturing or processing plants, distilleries, feed mills, flour mills, lacquer factories, mattress factories, rubber processing plants, spray painting operations, places for plastics manufacturing, or bulk storage of combustible materials over 3 m high (excluding foamed plastics)2
WF
(Working Fast)
spaces used for working, business, or storage—medium or high fire load1 and ultra fast fire growth ratesareas involving significant quantities of highly combustible and flammable or explosive materials which because of their inherent characteristics constitute a special fire hazard, including bulk plants for flammable liquids or gases, bulk storage warehouses for flammable substances, and places for bulk storage of foamed plastics2
Uses related to intermittent activities
UseSpaces or dwellingsExamples
IA
(Intermittent Low)
spaces for intermittent occupation or providing intermittently used support functions—low fire load1car parks, garages, carports, enclosed corridors, unstaffed kitchens or laundries, lift shafts, locker rooms, linen rooms, open balconies, stairways (within the open path)3, toilets and amenities, and service rooms incorporating machinery or equipment not using solid-fuel, gas, or petroleum products as an energy source
ID
(Intermittent Medium)
spaces for intermittent occupation or providing intermittently used support functions—medium fire load1maintenance workshops and service rooms4 incorporating machinery or equipment using solid-fuel, gas, or petroleum products as an energy source
Definitions of terms in table
1Fire load has the meaning given to it by clause A2 of the building code.
2Foamed plastics means combustible foamed plastic polymeric materials of low density (classified as cellular polymers) manufactured by creating a multitude of fine voids distributed more or less uniformly throughout the product (for example, latex foams, polyethylene foams, polyvinyl chloride foams, expanded or extruded polystyrene foams, polyurethane foams, and polychloropene foams).
3Open path has the meaning given to it by clause A2 of the building code.
4

Service rooms means spaces designed to accommodate any of the following:

(a)

boiler or plant equipment:

(b)

furnaces, incinerators, or refuse:

(c)

caretaking or cleaning equipment:

(d)

airconditioning, heating, plumbing, or electrical equipment:

(e)

pipes:

(f)

lift or escalator machine rooms:

(g)

similar equipment, items, features, rooms, or services.