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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Another common feature of many leaky buildings that can be worth changing is the flush gable or the roof gable hidden behind a parapet.
1 October 2003, Build 78
In the August/September 2002 edition of Build you would have received the BRANZ weathertightness poster. This column takes a detail from the poster and provides a ‘good practice’ solution to it.