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Bringing together building knowledge 
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Providing research, testing and information for the building and construction industry 
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Books, bulletins, seminars, study reports, downloads, details and more... 
Build magazine 213
New Zealand's premier building industry information resource offering impartial expert advice both online and as a hard copy magazine. 
Maintaining my home 1728
Practical advice on how to maintain different parts of your home, and on related issues. 
Maintenance schedules 4
Create a maintenance schedule for a new house, print a copy for the owners, and save a copy for your own files. 
Level 449
The authority on designing and building sustainable homes 
Renovate 319
The technical resource for industry on the renovation of houses from different eras 
Weathertight 98
Building basics for making homes weathertight 
Tools 38
Explore our range of interactive tools and resources 
Issues and repairs | BRANZ Maintaining My Home
From www.maintainingmyhome.org.nz
Old varnished or shellacked wall panels have darkened with age, or wall panels have always had a dark finish Listed under: Interior, finishes, clear finishes, timber and wood-based, medium-density fibreboard (MDF), plywood, health and safety, solvents, timber, ceilings, walls, timber veneer Remove shellac as follows: brush a section of the...
https://www.maintainingmyhome.org.nz/issues-and-repairs/issue/timber-boarding-veneered-mdf-or-plywood-clear-finish-too-dark/
Issues and repairs | BRANZ Maintaining My Home
From www.maintainingmyhome.org.nz
The door finish was not suitable for an exposed location - many external doors are only suitable for use in sheltered locations Lack of maintenance (repainting or re-staining) Listed under: Exterior, finishes, timber and wood-based, paint, stain, timber, doors, lead-based paint scrape and/or sand the finish back to bare timber;...
https://www.maintainingmyhome.org.nz/issues-and-repairs/issue/timber-door-finish-has-deteriorated/
Issues and repairs | BRANZ Maintaining My Home
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Boisterous use Listed under: Interior, timber and wood-based, doors, timber veneer for painted flush panel doors, small holes may be filled and the surface repainted remove existing skin if possible and replace for clear finished flush panel veneer door, framed doors and doors with larger holes replace the door ...
https://www.maintainingmyhome.org.nz/issues-and-repairs/issue/timber-door-impact-damage/
Issues and repairs | BRANZ Maintaining My Home
From www.maintainingmyhome.org.nz
Door swung open too far, and/or boisterous use No door stop Listed under: Interior, adhesives and sealants, adhesives, timber and wood-based, timber, doors force glue into a minor crack in the jamb; cramp until set for a major crack, take off the door and architraves, remove frame and install...
https://www.maintainingmyhome.org.nz/issues-and-repairs/issue/timber-door-jamb-split/
Issues and repairs | BRANZ Maintaining My Home
From www.maintainingmyhome.org.nz
Damp flooring due to high internal or sub-floor moisture Use of untreated or sap timber floorboards Listed under: Interior, floor coverings, floorboards, timber and wood-based, timber, floors, moisture, durability, borer check for high subfloor moisture levels contact a specialist pest control service to treat infected timber replace damaged timber as...
https://www.maintainingmyhome.org.nz/issues-and-repairs/issue/timber-floorboards-borer/
Issues and repairs | BRANZ Maintaining My Home
From www.maintainingmyhome.org.nz
Cupping occurs because boards are drier on one side than the other resulting in uneven shrinkage so cupping may be due to boards swelling if the moisture levels of internal spaces are higher than the moisture content of the boards Listed under: Interior, floor coverings, floorboards, timber and wood-based, timber,...
https://www.maintainingmyhome.org.nz/issues-and-repairs/issue/timber-floorboards-cupping/
Issues and repairs | BRANZ Maintaining My Home
From www.maintainingmyhome.org.nz
Space has become drier Flooring was damp when installed Listed under: Interior, floor coverings, timber and wood-based, timber, floors, timber overlay leave as is or, if considered unacceptable, lift and relay the flooring leave as is or, if considered unacceptable, lift and relay the flooring There are no...
https://www.maintainingmyhome.org.nz/issues-and-repairs/issue/timber-overlay-flooring-joints-opening-up/
Issues and repairs | BRANZ Maintaining My Home
From www.maintainingmyhome.org.nz
Clear finish is worn on timber board, particleboard, plywood or cork tiled floors Age and use; floor has not been maintained Insufficient number of coats of finish were applied initially Floor finish is unsuitable for level of use Finish has faded Finish at the end of its serviceable...
https://www.maintainingmyhome.org.nz/issues-and-repairs/issue/timber-particleboard-plywood-cork-floors-clear-finish-worn-/
Issues and repairs | BRANZ Maintaining My Home
From www.maintainingmyhome.org.nz
Roof remains continuously damp due to insufficient cleaning or accumulation of debris such as leaves from overhanging branches Roof at the end of its serviceable life Listed under: timber and wood-based, timber, Roof, cladding, durability, rot, roof cladding, timber shingles and shakes remove debris and moss regularly by sweeping...
https://www.maintainingmyhome.org.nz/issues-and-repairs/issue/timber-shinglesshakes-rotten-shingles/
Issues and repairs | BRANZ Maintaining My Home
From www.maintainingmyhome.org.nz
A smooth decking surface - the grooved decking timber is very worn, or non-grooved decking was installed Grooved decking was installed parallel to the usual path of travel Moss has grown on the decking Dirt has built-up on the decking Common Listed under: Exterior, timber and wood-based, timber, decks, moisture...
https://www.maintainingmyhome.org.nz/issues-and-repairs/issue/timber-slat-decks-decking-slippery-when-wet/