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Fire spread from lower roofs

By Kevin Frank 1 April 2018, Build 165, Feature article

It’s important with higher-density housing in urban areas to ensure fire doesn’t spread from a lower roof to an adjacent, taller wall. BRANZ fire researchers are delving into the validity of the current 9 to 5 rule.

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Boundary wall fire resistance rating

By John Grant 1 October 2020, Build 180

Controlling fire spread between residential buildings and outbuildings is important for protecting life and property. We recap the requirements and look at an area of confusion – fire rating of windows and doors in walls close to a boundary.

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