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Is it a Legal Requirement to have Disabled Access?

Ian McKenzie, Building Compliance Consultant & Fire Designer at CoveKinloch, talks us through whatDisabled Access is required under the NZ Building Act and how we can help. To find out more about Disability Access look here. Contact us here. ACCESSIBILITY REPORTS When altering an existing building the New Zealand Building Act requires that the Building Consent […]

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Why are there so many outstanding Code Compliance Certificates (CCC) in New Zealand and does it matter?

A CCC (Code Compliance Certificates in New Zealand) is a formal statement issued, confirming that the building work carried out under a building consent complies both with that building consent and the NZ Building Code. However, our observation from client enquiry is that outstanding and unresolved CCC’s (Code Compliance Certificates) are not uncommon at all. […]

Why are there so many outstanding Code Compliance Certificates (CCC) in New Zealand and does it matter?

What is the purpose of a fire safety design report at building consent stage?

The purpose of the fire safety design report is more than just getting Building Consent. The fire safety design report is a way to communicate our fire safety strategy and: Demonstrate life safety, egress capabilities and property protection of the building. This is done by either using the prescriptive code (C/AS2), verification method (C/VM2) or […]

What is the purpose of a fire safety design report at building consent stage?

CoveKinloch New Zealand Supports Metlifecare with the Successful Purchase of The Selwyn Foundation’s Six Retirement Villages and Commercial Laundry

CoveKinloch New Zealand has recently completed technical due diligence services for Metlifecare in support of the recently confirmed conditional sale and purchase agreement between Metlifecare and The Selwyn Foundation. Our services encompassed bringing together and managing a large team of technical disciplines spanning building surveying, fire engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, asbestos and building services. […]

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A ‘Fire Engineering Statement’ for Building Consent

Normally, changes to a building’s layout or its Specified Systems require a building consent and hence require a fire report. However, minor alterations such as: Alterations to internal non-fire rated partitions; Alterations to surface & floor finishes; are examples of work which do not trigger building consent under Schedule 1 of the NZ Building Act […]

A ‘Fire Engineering Statement’ for Building Consent

New Location for CoveKinloch New Zealand Ltd

CoveKinloch New Zealand Ltd is relocating it’s Auckland office to Parnell. After a considerable tenure of 8 years at Shortland street, coupled with a major re-structure of the business in 2020, it was time to refresh and relocate to new, more suitable premises within the general area. We are pleased to announce our new premises […]

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BWOF & Evacuation Services Now Within a Sister Company

Since 2002 CoveKinloch New Zealand have been market leaders in the Fire Engineering, Building Consulting, BWoF and Evacuation services. After an approach in 2020, the Directors, Peter Bamford and Ken Moynihan facilitated the transfer of all BWoF and Evacuation services, contracts, systems and staff into a new sister company, CoveKinloch Compliance Ltd. This company is […]

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Accessibility Reports – Complies / Does Not Comply / Complies ANARP

Our fire engineering team is experiencing a consistent increase in the number of requests for Accessibility Reports for architectural design compliance with Section 112 of the Building Act 2004 and  NZS 4121:2001. This is occurring with alterations to existing buildings and latterly for new build work. Requests for the service can often come following receipt […]

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A Message from MBIE re Covid-19 & BWoF Services

The following email provides information about the potential impact of COVID-19 on building warrant of fitness (BWoF) requirements. Please read it carefully and pass it on to the relevant people and businesses.The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is aware that there…

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Iconic New Wellington Building joins our BWoF portfolio

Airways New Zealand have entrusted the monthly owner inspections, the annual inspection and the issuance of the annual BWoF to our Wellington based building compliance team. Tracy McAra and Ravi Alwis will deliver these services on our behalf.

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