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Rafter fixings

By John Wierenga 1 April 2014, Build 141

Pitched roofs constructed with timber rafters are described in NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings as either couple-close or skillion roofs. What are the rafter fixing requirements?

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Tall work

By Lauren Prestney 1 April 2014, Build 141

Since established homebuilders Breen Homes introduced new guidelines for working at height, they’ve noticed improvements in financial and business results and the company’s health and safety culture.

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Built to last

By Nick Helm 1 April 2014, Build 141, Feature article

The global weather forecast is daunting, and earthquakes are a regular event. With insurance costs already climbing, we badly need buildings that can stand up to the forces of nature.

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External fire spread on houses

By Ed Soja 1 April 2014, Build 141

When residential buildings have a wall less than 1 m (or sometimes 5 m) from the boundary, there are requirements for the boundary walls to have specific fire resistance ratings (FRR) and exterior surface finishes.

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