Building a simple House
The Simple House Acceptable Solution is for single storey framed construction using limited roof spans and claddings.
It contains Acceptable Solutions for single-storey, stand-alone houses that meet the definition of a simple house.
A simple house sits within Category 1 of the Licensed Building Practitioner Scheme, and has a reduced weathertightness risk (where no 'Risk Matrix assessment' is required for a building consent).
The Simple House Acceptable Solution compiles design solutions within its scope (given in section 1.0) into one document. It covers all the relevant Building Code clauses and provides a deemed-to-comply route for the building consent process. It is suitable for the majority of New Zealand locations.
It does not include site-specific items such as site work, plumbing connections to the network utilities, and District Plan requirements.
To help the building consent authority (BCA) to check the building consent application, the Simple House Acceptable Solution provides sample design summaries. These are given as information only.
It is intended that the Simple House Acceptable Solution can be combined with other components such as skylights, solid fuel burners or specifically engineered options. Users will need to prepare additional documentation for their changes to alternatives for the BCA to consider.