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Practical how-to articles for builders and designers showing good industry practice and interpretation of the NZ Building Code and standards.

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In-home ventilation systems

By Joanna Jackson 1 December 2006, Build 97

The recent cold and wet winter has left many homeowners wondering if they should install a ventilation system to help reduce condensation and dampness in their homes. As always, it’s a matter of choosing the right system – one that is effective and efficient for your situation.

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Stopping slips and falls

By Trevor Pringle 1 October 2007, Build 102

Within New Zealand homes a slip, trip or fall injury occurs every 3 minutes. This affects around 400,000 adults and children each year – that’s more than all sports and road injuries. Using the right surface could prevent many of these.

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Wind pressure 101

By Roger Shelton 1 October 2009, Build 114

You could be forgiven for getting the wind up about wind speeds, pressures and zones, but don’t worry. Here, we go back to basics to explain how they relate to one another.

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