A1 Classified uses

Housing, communal residential, communal non-residential, commercial, industrial, outbuildings and ancillary buildings.

For the purposes of the Building Regulations buildings are classified according to type in seven categories. A building with a given classified use may have one or more intended uses under the Building Act. The broad classifications are:

  • housing
  • communal residential
  • communal non-residential
  • commercial
  • industrial
  • outbuildings
  • ancillary

Clause A1 — Classified Uses of the Building Regulations


Related Determinations

Determinations are made by MBIE on matters of doubt or dispute to do with building work. Rulings are legally binding in relation to each case. Circumstances in one case may differ to others.

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