When installing aluminium windows into a direct-fixed cladding following E2/AS1, the window jamb detail incorporates jamb battens.
This is a BRANZ research update on retrofitting external wall insulation.
The specific performance or load requirements for bottom plate anchors is given in NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings section 7.5.
Restricted building work is work that is critical to the integrity of a building. It must be done properly to ensure the completed building is structurally sound and weathertight.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is consulting on the regulations and a methodology that set the new approach for identifying and managing earthquake-prone buildings.
We recently published our newly revised standard NZS 4246:2016 Energy efficiency – Installing bulk thermal insulation in residential buildings.