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Slip-resistant walking surfaces for housing.

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Author: BRANZ,
Year: 1998
Type: Journal Article

Abstract:

BRANZ recommends that slip resistance should be seriously considered by designers and builders wherever people walk. Building code Clause D1.3.3 (d) requires all access routes to "have adequate slip-resistant walking surfaces under all conditions of normal use". Clause A2 of the code defines an access route as a "continuous route that permits people and goods to move between the apron or construction edge of the building to spaces within a building, and between spaces within a building". The acceptable solution D1/AS1 (28 Feb. 1998), in providing examples of areas meeting this definition includes decks, patios and steps on approach to the main entrance to housing and common areas of communal residential and multi-unit dwellings.


Further Details

Issue March
Publisher BRANZ (Building Research Association of New Zealand)
Accession Number 24.6.03
Keywords New Zealand, regulation compliance, housing improvement, design, safety improvement

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