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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:
Source: New Zealand Building Code Clause B1 Structure
B1.1 The objective of this provision is to:Safeguard people from injury caused by structural failure.Safeguard people from loss of amenity caused by structural behaviour.Protect other property from physical damage caused by structural failure.
B1.1 The objective of this provision is to:
B1.2 Building elements shall withstand the combination of loads that they are likely to be subjected to through construction or alteration, and throughout their lives.
B1.3.1 Building elements shall have a low probability of rupturing, becoming unstable, losing equilibrium or collapsing during construction or alteration, and throughout their lives.B1.3.2 Building elements shall have a low probability of causing loss of amenity through undue deformation, vibratory response, degradation, or other physical characteristics throughout their lives.B1.3.3 Account shall be taken of all physical conditions likely to affect the stability of building elements including:Self-weight.Imposed gravity loads arising from use.Temperature.Earth pressure.Water and other liquids.Snow.Wind.Fire impact.Differential movement.Influence of equipment services and non-structural elements.Time dependant effects including creep and shrinkage.B1.3.4 Due allowance shall be made forthe consequences of failure,the intended use of the building,effects of construction activities,variation in the properties of materials, andaccuracy limitations inherent in the methods used to predict the stability of building elements
B1.3.1 Building elements shall have a low probability of rupturing, becoming unstable, losing equilibrium or collapsing during construction or alteration, and throughout their lives.
B1.3.2 Building elements shall have a low probability of causing loss of amenity through undue deformation, vibratory response, degradation, or other physical characteristics throughout their lives.
B1.3.3 Account shall be taken of all physical conditions likely to affect the stability of building elements including:
B1.3.4 Due allowance shall be made for