New residential Guidance on building in toe slump areas of mass movement in the Port Hills (Class II and Class III) is available from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
A third round of clarifications and updates to the Canterbury residential technical guidance has been issued by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings Table 2.2 lists the fixing types in alphabetical order and shows where they are referenced within the standard.
Stud height is the height measured from the top of the floor surface to the underside of the ceiling or, if there is no ceiling, to the upper surface of the top plate.
Anchor piles must be branded with an ‘A’ mark to comply with clause 4.4. of NZS 3605:2001 Timber piles and poles for use in building.
Steel lintel sizes used to be given in NZS 3604:1999 Timber-framed buildings, but all cladding information was removed from the 2011 standard.
A common question to the BRANZ helpline is, ‘Can we check the bearers to allow us to relevel a house?
It is 6 months since the Government announced its response to the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission and already significant progress has been made on the policy and legislation priorities identified.
When Tables 4.1 and 4.3 in NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings are being read, there is often confusion over when clause 4.4.4 applies.
One hundred and eleven buildings have been cleared and a further 62 excluded in the review into buildings with non-ductile columns.