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What is Passive Fire Protection?

Passive Fire Protection has a large role to play in protecting buildings occupants as we increasingly turn to urban intensification.

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26 July 2021
26 July 2021

Why to Use Pre-Applied Membranes When Building on Brown Fields

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A look at the considerations for redeveloping brown fields. 

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26 July 2021

Is Durability in the Building Code Up to Scratch?

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Durability in the NZ Building Code is simple in concept but probably needs more than normal maintenance.

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26 July 2021

The Future of Green Construction

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We're experiencing an ever-increasing strain on the Earth’s limited resources and the impact of Covid-related restrictions on trade and production has shown how volatile the flow of materials is. New Zealand being an island faces its very own challenges when it comes to limited resources. We therefore want to encourage a paradigm shift in how we use building materials  being more aligned with our environment and the people we care for.

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28 June 2021

Utilising Passive House Principles in Warm Roof Design

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With the growing awareness of Passive House principles, we can now illustrate the wider benefits of warm roof design.

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28 June 2021

Efficient Water Heating in Medium Density Housing

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Hot water heating is the largest single energy demand in modern residential buildings. With higher density housing the opportunity for centralised hot water systems exists, allowing for more efficient and environmentally friendly systems, while reducing overheads of the tenants.

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28 June 2021

The Case for Trans-Tasman Building Regulation

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When it comes to the building and construction sector, there is a strong case for collaboration and, taking it a step further, a long-term programme to unify as much as possible our building regulatory systems.

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28 June 2021

NZBC H1 Compliance for Domestic Alterations

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Compliance with NZ Building Code clause H1 (Energy Efficiency) is straightforward for new builds, but for alterations to existing homes it is more complicated and can give unexpected results.

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28 June 2021

When and Where Do You Need a Floor Waste Drain?

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This month's blog post addresses NZBC E3/AS1 Amendment 7 2020/21 covering common scenarios that can be affected.

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24 May 2021

Is It Time for a Fundamental Review of the Building Act and How it is Delivered?

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Can we develop new compliance pathways for innovations that respond appropriately to the relative risk of non-compliance but in a cost-effective manner?

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24 May 2021

Getting Your Tanking Waterproofing Right, The First Time

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Designing, planning and selecting the right membrane for the conditions of your site are key factors to achieve watertightness on tanking jobs.

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