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Books, bulletins, seminars, study reports, downloads, details and more... 
Build magazine 161
New Zealand's premier building industry information resource offering impartial expert advice both online and as a hard copy magazine. 
Maintaining my home 2090
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. 
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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 
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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
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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
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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
LevelMCon.pdf
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www.level.org.nz THE AUTHORITY ON SUSTAINABLE BUILDING Concrete Concrete has traditionally been used for foundation walls, floor slabs and paving in New Zealand homes. Use of precast concrete as a wall construction system has increased markedly since the 1990s. (C) BRANZ 2015 Extraction and manufacture Impact of extraction Quarrying for aggregate and removal of sand creates dust,...
http://www.level.org.nz/fileadmin/downloads/Materials/LevelMCon.pdf
Business sustainability tools to monitor and improve your performance
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Providing independent information and links to guidelines and tools to help design and construct sustainable buildings. These tools are aimed at building industry businesses to help you monitor and improve the sustainability of your business performance. The Sustainable Foundations programme helps building companies to improve business performance by...
http://www.level.org.nz/other-resources/business-sustainability-tools/
LevelMCarpet.pdf
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www.level.org.nz THE AUTHORITY ON SUSTAINABLE BUILDING Carpet Carpet is a decorative and hardwearing surface for floors. It is generally made in rolls that come in widths of 0.9 m, 3.66 m or 4.0 m installed over a prepared substrate. Carpet tiles are also available. Carpet can be made from wool, nylon, polypropylene, or...
http://www.level.org.nz/fileadmin/downloads/Materials/LevelMCarpet.pdf