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Passive roof ventilation

By Stephan Rupp 1 February 2016, Build 152, Feature article

Twenty years ago, roofs didn’t need to be specifically ventilated. Today, things are different. That’s because 21st century homes are more airtight, and if they aren’t aired, condensation may form.

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Preparing for natural hazards

By Ian Page 1 April 2016, Build 153, Feature article

BRANZ has done a lot of work on the costs and benefits of mitigating common natural hazards in housing. While some options are cost-effective, others hardly justify the expenditure.

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Apartment upgrade

By Roman Jaques 1 June 2016, Build 154, Feature article

BRANZ Is monitoring an ageing Wellington City Council apartment block during a major upgrade to establish building performance and occupier satisfaction. This will give valuable advice for other apartment upgrades.

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Reflecting on colour

By Mike Clowes 1 August 2016, Build 155, Feature article

Choosing the right colour for a building cladding is about more than just looks. Some paint colours absorb heat and can cause problems, but use the appropriate reflectance value and you can specify with confidence.

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