Maintenance and repairs

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The finishing touches

By Bruce Sedcole 1 June 2022, Build 190

In this final part of our renovation of period and character homes series, we start by looking at external windows then consider how the houses can be made to fit in to our 21st century lifestyles.

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Maintaining MDH

By Anne Duncan 1 June 2017, Build 160, Feature article

Maintenance issues in medium-density housing (MDH) can be complicated by differing owner/tenant needs, making life hard for the body corporate. Changes flagged to the Unit Title Act, however, are likely to help.

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Flood it!

By Patricia Shaw 1 June 2015, Build 148, Feature article

BRANZ has been busy building one-room huts at its site in Judgeford. These small-scale buildings are being used to study the effects of flooding on building materials, with the goal of improving building resilience.

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High-maintenance buildings

By Lloyd Macomber 1 April 2013, Build 135, Feature article

Prospective owners of architectural beauties may well be in for some heartache as they sign up to a potentially significant financial commitment for on-going and out-of-the-ordinary maintenance.

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Chance to build back smarter

By Lois Easton 1 December 2013, Build 139, Feature article

The Canterbury earthquakes have created a one-off opportunity to improve the local housing stock. A new service to support housing upgrades during earthquake repair is being rolled out across Canterbury.

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