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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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Internal gutter design

By Trevor Pringle 1 June 2007, Build 100

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.

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Deck drainage design

By Greg Burn 1 June 2009, Build 112

Deck drainage relies on several crucial design and construction requirements for effective performance. In this article, we focus on the key requirements for decks up to 40 m2 in size.

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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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