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32 BUILD 130 June/July 2012
Although there is demand for affordable housing, it's getting harder to find a site to
build a modest home. In christchuch, for example, restrictions by developers on house
size are leaving some red zone residents unable to afford replacement...
34 BUILD 130 June/July 2012
ARE NEW HOmEOWNERS
A BRANZ survey offers builders valuable insight into how homeowners select their
builder and how happy they are with the end result. It's found a few areas that could be
By Matt Curtis, BRANZ Economist
BUILD 130 June/July 2012 37
HOUSING - THEN AND NOW
Since World War II, the face of New Zealand housing has changed. Some of the key
points are shown in this look back to the 50s.
By Ian Page, BRANZ Manager Economics
t he 1950s marked the beginning of a...
50 BUILD 130 June/July 2012
A map showing the corrosivity of the atmosphere in different locations is essential for
the specification and selection of materials. Currently, New Zealand has two corrosion
maps with different boundaries, but with BRANZ's help, that may change.
52 BUILD 130 June/July 2012
EXPOSURE SITE UPGRADE
BRANZ recently upgraded its 40-year-old materials exposure site and digitalised
its test records. Not only has this made the invaluable information easier to use, it's
helping improve understanding of how materials respond to our climate.
By Brendan White, BRANZ...
54 BUILD 130 June/July 2012
MODERN TAKE ON AN
Used in its modern context, fibrous plaster can provide distinctive appeal to interiors
by framing a space and adding crisp, sharp detail.
By Pauline Sutton, Biggins Interior Solutions, Wellington
A few examples of negative detail mouldings....
56 BUILD 130 June/July 2012
WRITING A GOOD
A specification document is a key element in any construction project, yet writing a
good one is not as simple as you might think.
By Nick Helm, Freelance Writer, TenPoint Ltd, Wellington
S ome builders lament the demise of the...
60 BUILD 130 June/July 2012
Be clear about the contract
Builders should consider the consequences of arguing about the existence and terms of
a construction contract. As a recent case shows, it can be a costly experience.
By Karen Shaw, Associate, Harkness Henry, Hamilton
C an a party challenge an...
86 BUILD 130 June/July 2012
Training for building
The apprenticeship system has been part of New Zealand's building industry since
the middle of the 19th century, boosting the labour supply in boom times and
training our future tradespeople.
By Nigel Isaacs, BRANZ Principal Scientist...
16 BUILD 131 August/September 2012
TO STRAP OR
NOT TO STRAP?
The BRANZ Helpline regularly receives enquiries about when strapping
must be used to tie the timber framing together. These tips should point
you in the right direction.
By Alide Elkink, Freelance Technical Writer, Wellington
N ZS 3604:2011 Table...