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Building failures

By Steve Alexander 1 December 2007, Build 103, Feature article

Weathertightness issues are often thought to be limited to a certain type of house, built of a certain material, at a certain time. However Building Surveyors are seeing failures across all types of buildings.

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Serious case of moisture

By Richard Popenhagen 1 December 2011, Build 127, Feature article

Taking the presumed warmer, drier air from the roof space in an older era house certainly didn’t have the expected effect for one family. Serious internal moisture problems resulted… and they aren’t alone with this problem.

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BRANZ weathertightness poster

1 April 2004, Build 81

In the August/September 2002 edition of Build you would have received the BRANZ weathertightness poster. This column takes a detail from the poster and provides a ‘good practice’ solution to it.

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Horizontal cladding joints

By Trevor Pringle 1 August 2004, Build 83

For many cladding materials the horizontal joints are dealt with in the design of the cladding itself, e.g. weatherboards. This article is concerned about those claddings that need horizontal joints to accommodate movement or sheet size.

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