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Compliance for H1 5th edition design

By Bruce Sedcole 1 August 2022, Build 191

The BRANZ helpline has received many calls asking how to approach designing new houses that are compliant with the higher thermal requirements of New Zealand Building Code clause H1 Energy efficiency 5th edition. The first step is to look further than just the schedule method.

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H1 and sloping truss roof options

By Alide Elkink 1 August 2022, Build 191

Roof construction R-values will increase to R6.6 when New Zealand Building Code Acceptable Solution H1/AS1 5th edition becomes mandatory on 1 May 2023 (6 months later than first announced). Have you thought about how you will deal with these changes in your designs?

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Common maintenance issues

By Sarah Symon 1 June 2022, Build 190, Feature article

Property inspections carried out when a house goes on the market regularly turn up a whole range of problems. Some could have been found and fixed earlier if regular home maintenance had been carried out.

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Rule of thumb 1: Increase insulation

By Greg Burn 1 June 2022, Build 190

BRANZ modelling identified six areas for designers to focus on to reduce the carbon footprint of a new build. In the first of this series, we look at the practical considerations for designers using rule of thumb 1 Increase construction R-values.

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Building Code changes 2021

By David Hindley 1 February 2022, Build 188

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.

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Keeping in character

By Bruce Sedcole 1 February 2022, Build 188

In Build 186 Houses ripe for renovation, we talked about renovating and refurbishing New Zealand character homes. Now, here is a closer look at some of the common tasks you may have to address.

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