This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 31 October 2008, amend the building code set out in Schedule 1 of the Building Regulations 1992. The amendments relate to a new example of a Community Service building in the Communal Residential type of classified use of buildings: backcountry huts.
Backcountry huts, as defined, are on land that is administered by the Department of Conservation for particular purposes, and, because of their remoteness and limited facilities, are exempted by these regulations from some of the building code's performance criteria and functional requirements, such as the requirement for adequate artificial lighting.
Date of notification in Gazette: 2 October 2008.
These regulations are administered by the Department of Building and Housing.