Underlay is an essential part of roofing installation, but there still appears to be some uncertainty about its use and installation.
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Nothing could be as fresh and pure to drink as rainwater – could it? A Massey University study shows people must take care to ensure roof-collected rainwater is safe to drink.
Internal or ‘within roof area’ gutters (also described as box gutters) are seen as an easy solution to the collection and disposal of roof water. However, significant inconvenience, damage and health issues may occur if one overflows.
Dormer roof junctions with profiled metal roofing always present a tricky area of flashing and their detailing is often conveniently overlooked by designers.
A wall or roof underlay is very different from a vapour barrier. One lets moisture through and out of a building and the other doesn’t. Using the wrong one will trap moisture where you don’t want it.
Auckland’s Talbot Park Community Renewal Project is a flagship for sustainable, community-based approaches to urban renewal.
With electricity costs on the increase and air pollution a serious issue, thermal insulation has an essential role in keeping a building warm, dry and comfortable for its occupants while helping to preserve the environment.
Many Standards address weathertightness to ensure an acceptable and achievable expectation of building element performance, particularly from the exterior skin. Here we look at AS/NZS 4284.
With home ownership in New Zealand changing on a 7–9 year cycle, long-term considerations may seem irrelevant to some homeowners. But taking a long-term view could have positive benefits for our health, the environment and our pockets.
In Australia’s sunny climate, solar water heating is an excellent alternative that can significantly reduce the environmental impact from households.