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Achieving Winter Warmth in New Zealand Homes

Common themes with comfortable high performance houses are insulation, airtightness, ventilation and heating. 

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19 July 2018
19 July 2018

Can BCAs Decline a Tested Penetration Seal?

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Any and all tested penetration seals, installed in accordance with the manufacturers specifications or AS 4072.1, “cannot – not be accepted as being compliant” with the NZBC.

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19 July 2018

Backfilling Bentonite Membranes

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This month I look at the provision of containment pressure to maintain the effectiveness of bentonite tanking membranes under both static and seismic conditions. 

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21 June 2018

Water Resistant vs. Watertight

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Protecting structure from moisture before, during and after construction is a code minimum requirement of B2 durability.

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21 June 2018

Time to Talk Tanking in the Wet

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Mitigating the risk of over-hydration is key to the success of a bentonite membrane — especially in wet conditions. 

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21 June 2018

Preventing Roof Leaks On Flat Roofs

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The best way to prevent roof leaks in the wetter seasons is to be proactive with roof maintenance in the months before the winter period.

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21 June 2018

Passive Fire: Where Does Design and Specification Responsibility Lie?

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Designers, project managers, installers and building consent officials exercising duty of care responsibilities would positively contribute to raising the bar on all passive fire protection installations in NZ.

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16 May 2018

Risk versus Reward in Building Design

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How do I get my design to meet expectations of comfort?

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19 April 2018

Changing Trends in the Gloss Levels of Paint

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Fashions have changed and paint technology has improved; flat/matt sheen level paints are now being confidently used throughout homes, including in bathrooms and kitchens.

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18 April 2018

Where Does the Airtightness Layer Go?

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Getting layering right in New Zealand buildings for summer and winter.

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18 April 2018

Where to Find The True Cost of Passive Fire

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The perceptions of project managers, quantity surveyors and passive fire installers when it comes to planning for fire stopping.

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