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Damaging Northland storm

By Asif Iqbal 1 June 2015, Build 148, Feature article

BRANZ was on the ground in Northland last year, examining the effects of a storm on buildings. Roofs bore the brunt of the weather, with structures on exposed terrain the most vulnerable.

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Retrofitting insulation

By Ann Galloway 1 February 2015, Build 146

Making additions or alterations to an older home can provide an opportunity to improve its thermal performance. However, installing insulation to maximise the benefits is not always as straightforward as it might seem.

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Don’t blow me over

By Trevor Pringle 1 February 2015, Build 146

While we can’t change New Zealand’s gusty climate, there’s plenty we can do to minimise its impact. Clever siting of buildings, modifying the landscape and providing shelter in the form of fences and plantings help.

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