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Warmer, drier, healthier
By Mark Jones – 1 October 2016, Build 156, Feature article
BRANZ’s new Warmer, Drier, Healthier Buildings programme is taking a holistic and collaborative approach to explore the issues and find solutions that allow buildings to be warm, dry and healthy.
Risk and rising seas
By Tim Grafton – 1 October 2016, Build 156, Feature article
Climate change is already causing rising sea levels, putting coastal properties at risk. Work by the Insurance Council and local government is identifying and evaluating this risk and considering adaptation measures.
CCA captures consultants
By Janine Stewart, Shukti Sharma – 1 October 2016, Build 156
Consultants in the New Zealand building and construction sector should evaluate their professional indemnity policies following amendments to the Construction Contracts Act 2002.
Retrofitting underfloor insulation
By Ann Galloway – 1 October 2016, Build 156
There’s a little breathing space, but soon, many rental properties will need to be retrofitted with underfloor insulation. Retrofitting foil insulation has been banned, so what are the options?
Hidden cost of not maintaining
By Verney Ryan – 1 October 2016, Build 156, Feature article
When 14 homes were assessed in Tamaki, Auckland, it was clear the poor condition of many had been costly in financial and health terms. It’s a lesson in why putting off maintenance is a bad idea.
Leaky schools go-ahead
By Karen Shaw – 1 October 2016, Build 156
The Supreme Court recently confirmed that the Ministry of Education can proceed with its action against Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) for what it says was negligence in selling a defective plywood product.
Building a new model
By Alex Cutler – 1 October 2016, Build 156
As she prepares to step down from her leadership role, Alex Cutler reflects on her 6 years at the New Zealand Green Building Council.
Climate change housing costs
By Ian Page – 1 October 2016, Build 156, Feature article
BRANZ has been looking at the cost of building in measures to future-proof housing against climate change. The questions are, what do we need to do and what is the extra cost?
Dealing with internal moisture
By Trevor Pringle – 1 October 2016, Build 156, Feature article
Perversely, the draught-free, airtight homes of today might be harbouring plenty of internal moisture. Well designed ventilation is needed to manage this moisture and avoid the perils of mould and health issues.