This has particular relevance for combustible timber cladding, which will now be able to used up to 10 metres building height in most cases, including commercial buildings.
The new C/AS2 covers the C clauses in the Building Code, and replaces the Acceptable Solutions C/AS2 to C/AS7. C/AS1 remains unchanged.
The new C/AS2 will come into effect 27 June 2019, and has a transition period of three months.
After a public consultation, feedback was received from 38
organisations including consultants, professional bodies and research
agencies for the new C/AS2. In addition to the prescribed questions, an
additional 700 comments were received on the Acceptable Solutions.
Some of the proposed changes are considered technical changes that should be sent out for public consultation, and therefore could not be implemented in this upcoming edition. MBIE will review these and process them at a later stage.
The majority of submissions supported the following technical changes:
Additionally, there are numerous minor changes.
The new C/AS2 is great news for designers, and will allow Abodo’s cladding range to be used in buildings up to 10 metres in most cases. Practically this means many three storey buildings can be clad with natural wood.
This new Acceptable Solution will come into effect 27 June 2019, and has a transition period of three months. Always consult with a fire professional prior to specification of cladding.
We applaud the winners of this year’s Timber Design Awards, many of which made use of Abodo timbers.
To help save time and money for builders, alongside reducing timber wastage, a range of selected set lengths are now available to order.
Alison brings a wealth of experience to Abodo with over 30 years spanning architecture, building, and joinery.