They deliver substantial environmental gains, so while New Zealand is slow to jump on the green roof bandwagon, there’s reason to think this will change.
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BRANZ has been measuring moisture levels in a school’s classrooms. This information is providing a sound basis for understanding the indoor climate and designing moisture-safe long-span roofs in schools.
Independent assessors carrying out the 2015/16 BRANZ House Condition Survey rated one-fifth of our housing stock as poorly maintained. Where are the problems areas, and why is maintenance being deferred?
The cost of maintaining a home can be high, but delaying essential work means it will cost much more in the long term. There’s evidence many properties aren’t being kept up to scratch.
Flash floods in cities worldwide are becoming commonplace, but what is being done to cope with the heavy downpours that will only increase as climate change bites?
Once the owner gets the keys to a new building, whether a home or a commercial property, it’s not the end of the story. Ongoing maintenance is necessary to keep it in good repair and compliant.
Information BRANZ gathered when monitoring thermal performance during an upgrade of ageing apartments will be useful to landlords wanting to carry out similar work and to minimise the impact on tenants.