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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 157
New Zealand's premier building industry information resource offering impartial expert advice both online and as a hard copy magazine. 
Maintaining my home 2063
Practical advice on how to maintain different parts of your home, and on related issues. 
Maintenance schedules 196
Create a maintenance schedule for a new house, print a copy for the owners, and save a copy for your own files. 
Level 450
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 
Wet_Areas_Fig_2.pdf
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www.level.org.nz THE AUTHORITY ON SUSTAINABLE BUILDING Coved tile flooring (C) BRANZ 2009 ceramic tiles flexible joint waterproof membrane impervious vinyl wall lining 75 mm minimum
http://www.level.org.nz/fileadmin/downloads/Wet_Areas/Wet_Areas_Fig_2.pdf
Wet_Areas_Fig_7.pdf
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www.level.org.nz THE AUTHORITY ON SUSTAINABLE BUILDING Level access enclosed shower Level entry shower for wheelchair and ambulant users. (C) BRANZ 2009 1000 mm minimum slip resistant floor 1200 mm minimum impervious shower linings curtains or hinged glazed doors grip rail self-draining tilt-up seat slip resistant shower tray adjustable shower shelf and/or hanging space for clothes soap and shampoo tray level entry 500 mm seat height towel rail control
http://www.level.org.nz/fileadmin/downloads/Wet_Areas/Wet_Areas_Fig_7.pdf
Designing wet areas to minimise noise and odours
From www.level.org.nz
Poor wet area design or installation can compromise safety, comfort and convenience for building users, and lead to significant structural damage. Wet areas should be designed to minimise noise and odours. On this page: Noise Odours People generally prefer not to be heard ® and not to hear...
http://www.level.org.nz/wet-areas/wet-area-floor-structure/minimising-noise-and-odours/
LevelDiagram140.pdf
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www.level.org.nz THE AUTHORITY ON SUSTAINABLE BUILDING Placement of Smoke Alarms A smoke alarm should be placed between the sleeping area and living areas. (C) BRANZ 2007 DINING LIVING ROOM KITCHEN LAUNDRY BEDROOM BEDROOM BATH BEDROOMENTRY
http://www.level.org.nz/fileadmin/downloads/Health_and_Safety/LevelDiagram140.pdf
LevelDiagram141.pdf
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www.level.org.nz THE AUTHORITY ON SUSTAINABLE BUILDING Larger homes Two smoke alarms are needed in extended plan houses. (R) BRANZ 2007 DINING LIVING ROOM KITCHEN BEDROOM BEDROOM BEDROOMENTRY LAUNDRY BATHROOM BEDROOM
http://www.level.org.nz/fileadmin/downloads/Health_and_Safety/LevelDiagram141.pdf
LevelDiagram142.pdf
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www.level.org.nz THE AUTHORITY ON SUSTAINABLE BUILDING Separated Sleep Areas Two smoke alarms are needed where there are two sleeping areas separated by the living area. (C) BRANZ 2007 DINING LIVING ROOM KITCHEN BEDROOM BEDROOM BEDROOMENTRY LAUNDRY BEDROOM BATH
http://www.level.org.nz/fileadmin/downloads/Health_and_Safety/LevelDiagram142.pdf
LevelDiagram143.pdf
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www.level.org.nz THE AUTHORITY ON SUSTAINABLE BUILDING More than One Stroey Where a house has more than one storey there should be a smoke alarm on each level. On the lower level one should be in the living area near the stairs, and the other should be at the head of the stairs outside...
http://www.level.org.nz/fileadmin/downloads/Health_and_Safety/LevelDiagram143.pdf
Level | Authority on Sustainable Homes | Subsidiary of BRANZ Ltd
From www.level.org.nz
Level will help you design and build homes which have less impact on the environment and are healthier, more comfortable, and have lower running costs. EECA has defined specific measures to assess progress towards greater energy efficiency in our housing stock over the next four years. Read more....
http://www.level.org.nz/
Designing to make a building energy efficient
From www.level.org.nz
Designing homes to conserve energy and use it efficiently, from sources that cause least environmental harm. A typical New Zealand home consumes 10,500 kWh of energy per year. Approximately 5,800®8,500 kWh of that is electricity (depending on location), with an average house using 7,000 kWh. All energy consumption...
http://www.level.org.nz/energy/
Ventilation, what and how it makes a more energy efficient home
From www.level.org.nz
Designing homes to conserve energy and use it efficiently, from sources that cause least environmental harm. Ventilation is required to remove moisture and airborne pollutants from a home to protect the health and comfort of people living there. Ventilation can also be important for temperature control, particularly in...
http://www.level.org.nz/energy/active-ventilation/