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Adding eaves

By Trevor Pringle 1 August 2012, Build 131

A common feature of many leaky buildings is that they were constructed without eaves, usually with walls terminating with a parapet. Changing this design detail can greatly enhance a building’s weathertightness.

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Resourceful timber

By Nigel Isaacs 1 October 2012, Build 132

Prone to earthquakes and with abundant native timber, New Zealand was quick to adopt timber as a building cladding. It could even replicate stone with design elements such as quoins.

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