Higher-density housing requires quality urban development to deliver liveable, walkable communities. A National Science Challenge funded survey in Auckland showed this is what people want from where they live.
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As housing pressure mounts, new BRANZ research explores how New Zealand can better adapt to medium-density living.
Maintenance issues in medium-density housing (MDH) can be complicated by differing owner/tenant needs, making life hard for the body corporate. Changes flagged to the Unit Title Act, however, are likely to help.
If you are involved in constructing an apartment building over the next 2 years, you could have the airtightness measured and help BRANZ to help the industry at the same time.
Higher-density housing is transforming our cities and towns. The construction of townhouses and apartments could soon outnumber stand-alone homes. It isn’t a smooth change, however, with the pressure on to improve perceptions, lift quality and shrink carbon footprints.
MBIE recently released energy efficiency changes to the Building Code to help make new homes and buildings warmer, drier and healthier. These include increased minimum insulation requirements for roofs, windows and floors.
Builders could consider scaling up their operations to include medium-density housing (MDH) as the numbers of these dwellings increase.
Although COVID-19 may negatively impact the popularity of mid-rise housing in the near future, this form of townhouses and apartments has been growing in popularity, accounting for over 40% of new residential consents last year.
As the faces of our cities change, we must find new solutions for living that meet people’s needs and enable them to thrive, writes BRANZ CEO Chelydra Percy.
BRANZ Is monitoring an ageing Wellington City Council apartment block during a major upgrade to establish building performance and occupier satisfaction. This will give valuable advice for other apartment upgrades.
- Achieving quality (Build 190) (1)
- Intensification and urban planning (Build 187) (9)
- Fire (Build 180) (2)
- Mid-rise housing (Build 179) (4)
- Building materials (Build 176) (1)
- Changing face of building (Build 175) (2)
- Medium-density housing (Build 165) (6)
- Neighbourhoods (Build 160) (1)
- Maintenance (Build 160) (1)
- Exteriors (Build 155) (1)
- Medium-density housing (Build 154) (8)
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- Build 165 : 1 April 2018 (6)
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- Build 154 : 1 June 2016 (9)