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Technical guidance documents

The following documents have been put together to provide guidance and instruction on a particular specialty area.

​Car platform stacking devices

Guidance on installing hydraulic or mechanical platform stacker lifts for car parking.

​Converting non-habitable spaces to habitable

Guidance on converting non-habitable spaces to habitable.

​Façade construction

Guidance information on façades and their construction, weathertightness and compliance with the building code.

​Historic building consents

Guidance on the process for applying for a code compliance certificate (CCC) on an historic building consent application.

​Manufactured modular component

Guidance on making a building consent application involving manufactured modular components.

​Retaining walls

Guidance on retaining walls, when a building and/or resource consent is required and how they should be designed.

​Structural steel

Guidance on making a building consent application involving the use of structural steel.

Sustainable home design guide

​Guidance on building or renovating a home to create a warm, healthy and resilient dwelling that costs less to run.

​Timber treatment

Guidance on the four treatment levels, including untreated timber used for the enclosed framing of a house.

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