Pink coloured framing is almost universal throughout building projects these days. ‘Pink’ has been the identifying colour for boron treated framing since its introduction in the early 1950s.
In NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings, all rafter spans are measured along the line of the rafter, as described in NZS 3604:2011 Figure 1.3.
Edge distances for the location of bottom plate anchors relative to the edge of the slab are required to meet the fixing capacity specified in NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings clause 7.5.12 for lateral load, longitudinal load, and uplift.
Under NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings, a wet joist is one that is exposed to the weather and will be regularly wetted, such as a joist in a timber-slat deck.
Further worked examples are available to accompany the technical guidance on the seismic design of retaining structures for residential sites in greater Christchurch.
The latest statistics for Weathertight claims are out. These show the total number of claims, claims progress in pie charts, and how many active claims are with each territorial authority.
WorkSafe New Zealand’s new toolkit provides a checklist for health and safety problems on small construction sites.
The Building Amendment Act 2013 introduced changes to further protect consumer rights and remedies for residential building work. Included is a mandatory requirement for residential building contracts for work above $30,000 to be in writing and to contain certain information.