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Retrofitting insulation

By Ann Galloway 1 February 2015, Build 146

Making additions or alterations to an older home can provide an opportunity to improve its thermal performance. However, installing insulation to maximise the benefits is not always as straightforward as it might seem.

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Maintenance insights

By Vicki White 1 June 2017, Build 160, Feature article

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?

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Costly to delay repairs

By Ian Page 1 June 2017, Build 160, Feature article

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.

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Chance to build back smarter

By Lois Easton 1 December 2013, Build 139, Feature article

The Canterbury earthquakes have created a one-off opportunity to improve the local housing stock. A new service to support housing upgrades during earthquake repair is being rolled out across Canterbury.

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Out of sight but front of mind

By Trevor Pringle 1 August 2009, Build 113, Feature article

The selection and maintenance of building elements and materials is one situation where out of sight should not be out of mind. In many situations, corrosion and deterioration may be occurring that is difficult to detect or see.

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What is maintenance?

By Trevor Pringle 1 June 2017, Build 160, Feature article

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.

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