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Disclaimer

Although the information contained in this Code has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, New Zealand Metal Roofing Manufacturers Inc. makes no warranties or representations of any kind (express or implied) regarding the accuracy, adequacy, currency or completeness of the information, or that it is suitable for the intended use.

Compliance with this Code does not guarantee immunity from breach of any statutory requirements, the New Zealand Building Code or relevant Standards. The final responsibility for the correct design and specification rests with the designer and for its satisfactory execution with the contractor.

While most data have been compiled from case histories, trade experience and testing, small changes in the environment can produce marked differences in performance. The decision to use a particular material, and in what manner, is made at your own risk. The use of a particular material and method may, therefore, need to be modified to its intended end use and environment.

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Scope

This Code of Practice provides requirements, information and guidelines, to the Building Consent Authorities, the Building Certifier, Specifier, Designer, Licensed Building Practitioner, Trade Trainee, Installer and the end user on the design, installation, performance, and transportation of all metal roof and wall cladding used in New Zealand.

The calculations and the details contained in this Code of Practice provide a means of complying with the performance provisions of the NZBC and the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

The scope of this document includes all buildings covered by NZS 3604, AS/NZS 1170 and those designed and built under specific engineering design.

It has been written and compiled from proven performance and cites a standard of acceptable practice agreed between manufacturers and roofing contractors.

The drawings and requirements contained in this Code illustrate acceptable trade practice, but recommended or better trade practice is also quoted as being a preferred alternative.

Because the environment and wind categories vary throughout New Zealand, acceptable trade practice must be altered accordingly; in severe environments and high wind design load categories, the requirements of the NZBC will only be met by using specific detailing as described in this Code.

The purpose of this Code of Practice is to present both Acceptable Trade Practice and Recommended Trade Practice, in a user-friendly format to ensure that the roof and wall cladding, flashings, drainage accessories, and fastenings will:

  • comply with the requirements of B1, B2, E1 E2 and E3 of the NZBC;
  • comply with the design loading requirements of AS/NZS 1170 and NZS 3604 and with AS/NZS 1562;
  • have and optimised lifespan; and
  • be weathertight.

COP v23.12:Revision-History; 2022-November

19.5 2022 – November 

In a major update, effective 1 November 2022, the Clause 15.5 – previously 'Insulated Panels' – has been revised and extended.
The main clause has been renamed 15.5 Warm Roofs, and it now includes sub-clauses dealing with 15.5.1 Insulated Panels 15.5.2 Composite Systems and 15.5.3 Spray-On Systems.

Other notable updates include:

The rest of the updates consist of minor edits for clarity and layout.

19.5A Revision Detail - 2022 - November

CategoryClause Number (at time of update)Clause (As of current publication)Details
2 - Editing and rearrangement11 IntroductionUpdated Revisions Message
2 - Editing and rearrangement3.83.6.2.2 Snow LoadsTable 3.6.2.2B Altitudes for Snow Loading Designn was renamed to remove ambiguity.
1 - Minor Errata3.153.4 ProfilesRenamed Tray/Deck profiles to Standing Seam/Tray Profiles.
1 - Minor Errata5.15.1 NZBC: Clause E1 — Surface WaterExpanded performance requirement in accordance with E1– Surface Water.
3 - Substantial change to recommendation5.4.65.5.6 Asymmetrical ValleysChanged recommendation in line with the most recent 5.5.7 Valley Capacity Calculator.
2 - Editing and rearrangement10.110.10 Ventilation PathwaysAdded fleece lined products.
1 - Minor Errata12.1.112.1.1 Wind NoiseAdded recommendation to reduce Underlay Flutter, by adding spray-on foam insulation.
2 - Editing and rearrangement15.3.215.3.2 ValleysUpdated Reference to 5.5.7 Valley Capacity Calculator
2 - Editing and rearrangement15.4.615.4.8 Tray VentilationReplaced 15.4.8A Standing Seam Ventilation with better quality image.
3 - Substantial change to recommendation15.4.715.4.9 Standing Seam Roofing Wind LoadsChange in recommendation.
4 - Clause Inserted 15.4.11 Tray Roof FlashingNewly created clause.
3 - Substantial change to recommendation15.515.5 Warm RoofsThe main clause Insulated Panels have been renamed Warm Roofs. In addition to insulated panels, the clause also features composite roofs and spray-on systems.
2 - Editing and rearrangement15.5.115.5.1.1 Insulated Panel ManufacturingThe clause Design under Insulated Panels has been comprehensively reviewed and edited. It is now called Insulated Panel manufacturing. The rest of the content is available in smaller sub-clauses throughout the new clause 15.5.1 Insulated Panels.
4 - Clause Inserted 15.5.1 Insulated PanelsNewly created clause for Insulated Panels.
4 - Clause Inserted 15.5.1.2 Insulated Panel CompositionNewly created clause.
4 - Clause Inserted 15.5.1.3 Insulated Panel Face ProfilesNewly created clause.
4 - Clause Inserted 15.5.1.6 Insulation Panel Insulation ValuesNewly created clause.
4 - Clause Inserted 15.5.1.8 Natural Lighting for Insulated PanelsNewly created clause.
4 - Clause Inserted 15.5.1.11 Insulated Panels Fitness for PurposeNewly created clause.
4 - Clause Inserted 15.5.1.12 Insulated Panel InstallationNewly created clause.
4 - Clause Inserted 15.5.1.13 Insulated Panel Installation SafetyNewly created clause.
4 - Clause Inserted 15.5.1.15 Insulated Panel PenetrationsNewly created clause.
4 - Clause Inserted 15.5.1.17 Insulated Panel End LapsNewly created clause.
2 - Editing and rearrangement15.5.215.5.1.4 Insulated Panel Face MaterialsThe clause has been comprehensively reviewed and edited.
4 - Clause Inserted 15.5.2 Composite SystemsNewly created clause.
4 - Clause Inserted 15.5.2.1 Composite Systems ComposistionNewly created clause.
4 - Clause Inserted 15.5.2.2 Composite System InstallationNewly created clause.
2 - Editing and rearrangement15.5.315.5.1.5 Insulated Panel Core MaterialsThe clause has been comprehensively reviewed and edited.
4 - Clause Inserted 15.5.3 Spray-On SystemsNewly created clause.
4 - Clause Inserted 15.5.3.1 Ventilation of Spray-on SystemsNewly created clause.
2 - Editing and rearrangement15.5.415.5.1.7 Insulation Panel StructureThis clause has been comprehensively reviewed and edited.
2 - Editing and rearrangement15.5.4.115.5.1.14 Insulated Panels Supporting StructureThe clause has been comprehensively reviewed and renamed.
0 - Clause Removed15.5.5ThermalClause was removed during the revision of Insulated Panels.
0 - Clause Removed15.5.5.1FireClause was removed during a revision of Insulated Panels.
2 - Editing and rearrangement15.5.615.5.1.10 Insulated Panels and Internal MoistureThis clause has been comprehensively reviewed and renamed.
2 - Editing and rearrangement15.5.715.5.1.9 Insulated Panel AcousticsThis clause has been comprehensively reviewed and edited.
3 - Substantial change to recommendation15.5.815.5.1.16 Fixing Insulated PanelsThis clause has been comprehensively revised and renamed.
2 - Editing and rearrangement15.5.915.5.1.18 Insulated Panel FlashingsThis clause has been comprehensively revised and renamed.
2 - Editing and rearrangement17.317.3 MRM Soft Edge StandardEditing for clarity.
4 - Clause Inserted 19.5 2022 – NovemberRevision summary for the November 2022 update.