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H1 and sloping truss roof options

By Alide Elkink 1 August 2022, Build 191

Roof construction R-values will increase to R6.6 when New Zealand Building Code Acceptable Solution H1/AS1 5th edition becomes mandatory on 1 May 2023 (6 months later than first announced). Have you thought about how you will deal with these changes in your designs?

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Rule of thumb 1: Increase insulation

By Greg Burn 1 June 2022, Build 190

BRANZ modelling identified six areas for designers to focus on to reduce the carbon footprint of a new build. In the first of this series, we look at the practical considerations for designers using rule of thumb 1 Increase construction R-values.

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SIPs for faster construction

By Anna Walsh, David Carradine 1 October 2021, Build 186, Feature article

Building systems that include higher levels of prefabrication and off-site manufacture are potential solutions to New Zealand’s urgent housing need. Current research will give a better overall understanding of the performance of sips in New Zealand.

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Hold-down fixings

By Bruce Sedcole 1 October 2020, Build 180

BRANZ regularly receives queries about hold-down fixings to the exterior walls of timber-framed buildings. This overview sets out the fixing requirements in NZS 3604:2011 for resistance to uplift for the various framing members.

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