We were sorry to hear that a longstanding joint committee member, Stuart Thomson, recently passed away.
Media reports and anecdotal evidence backed by recent BRANZ surveys highlight a number of documentation, quality, and performance issues with new housing.
BRANZ Find(external link) is a new free digital search and locate tool available on the BRANZ website.
The following new publications have just been released by BRANZ.
In August 2011, Amendment 11 to B1/AS1(external link) (the Acceptable Solution for clause B1 Structure) modified the requirements of NZS 3604:2011 section 3.
When calculating wall bracing, the first step is to determine the type of floor construction the wall bracing element will be attached to and the rating that applies.
The www.dbh.govt.nz website has been replaced with a new website called www.building.govt.nz(external link).