New Zealand Building Code (NZBC)

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Building Code changes 2021

By David Hindley 1 February 2022, Build 188

MBIE recently released energy efficiency changes to the Building Code to help make new homes and buildings warmer, drier and healthier. These include increased minimum insulation requirements for roofs, windows and floors.

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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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Compliance for H1 5th edition design

By Bruce Sedcole 1 August 2022, Build 191

The BRANZ helpline has received many calls asking how to approach designing new houses that are compliant with the higher thermal requirements of New Zealand Building Code clause H1 Energy efficiency 5th edition. The first step is to look further than just the schedule method.

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Fire resistance of tall buildings

By Dr Colleen Wade, Greg Baker 1 August 2022, Build 191, Feature article

There are many benefits from a focus on quality in construction. At the practical level, there are fewer call-backs and more satisfied clients. Beyond that, higher-quality buildings deliver healthier environments for living and working. At the top level, they can be inspirational.

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