This cladding material is within the scope of E2/AS1 when direct fixed and used on walls that have a weathertightness risk matrix score of up to 6.
NZS 3604:2011 (clause 184.108.40.206) does not permit any holes for wires or pipes, notching, checking, or cuts in the middle third of the height of trimming studs.
Bearers that have been constructed on site from shorter lengths of two thinner members are permitted when constructed in accordance with NZS 3604:2011 clause 220.127.116.11.
Determining the minimum durability requirements for roof and wall flashings can be tricky.
When dealing with timber studs, there are always one or three that bend a bit after the frames have been erected.
Warmer, drier homes provide real benefits to New Zealanders by reducing health risks caused by cold and damp housing such as respiratory illnesses and serious diseases like rheumatic fever.
Most designers and builders involved in residential building work should have a copy of at least E2/AS1 and NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings, but are they the latest versions?