NZS 3604:2011 FAQs

Timber-framed buildings

In February 2011, Standards New Zealand published NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings.

The questions and answers below have been prepared to provide background information on the latest edition, and the limited technical review process that formed the basis of the update. Click on the question and the answer will show below it. 

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Read the FAQs for SNZ HB 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings: Selected extracts from NZS 3604:2011.