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Selecting roof claddings

By Alide Elkink 1 December 2008, Build 109, Feature article

Given the many design and statutory requirements for roofing, and the large range of claddings available in today’s market, how do we select the right roofing for a building?

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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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Preparing for natural hazards

By Ian Page 1 April 2016, Build 153, Feature article

BRANZ has done a lot of work on the costs and benefits of mitigating common natural hazards in housing. While some options are cost-effective, others hardly justify the expenditure.

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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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Designing claddings that comply

By Tony Conder 1 June 2006, Build 94, Feature article

There is enough information around to make sensible judgements about cladding details as long as you keep four key principles in mind. With these in place, whatever the design, your cladding should be weathertight.

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