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Bringing together building knowledge 
BRANZ.co.nz 4866
Providing research, testing and information for the building and construction industry 
BRANZ Shop 5207
Books, bulletins, seminars, study reports, downloads, details and more... 
Build magazine 159
New Zealand's premier building industry information resource offering impartial expert advice both online and as a hard copy magazine. 
Maintaining my home 2082
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 
Analysing wind impact on a building site
From www.level.org.nz
Understanding all the features of a site, using and protecting the best, and minimising the impact of the worst. Wind direction, speed and frequency will influence the building design including bracing requirements, roof and wall cladding selection, weathertightness detailing, building entry locations, window size and placement and provision...
http://www.level.org.nz/site-analysis/wind/
Site suitability on a building site - Where is the best place to build
From www.level.org.nz
Understanding all the features of a site, using and protecting the best, and minimising the impact of the worst. A thorough investigation and assessment of ground conditions and stability is essential to determine whether a site is suitable for building on, where the best place may be to...
http://www.level.org.nz/site-analysis/site-conditions-and-ground-stability/
Analysing sun impact on a building site
From www.level.org.nz
Understanding all the features of a site, using and protecting the best, and minimising the impact of the worst. By analysing the impact of the sun on a site, as well as the building®s location, the spatial arrangement, orientation, window placement, daylight access and other design features, the...
http://www.level.org.nz/site-analysis/sun/
Analysing rain impact on a building site
From www.level.org.nz
Understanding all the features of a site, using and protecting the best, and minimising the impact of the worst. The amount, direction and intensity of rainfall on a site will affect aspects of a building design, such as roof form, flashings, stormwater drainage, rainwater harvesting and cladding type....
http://www.level.org.nz/site-analysis/rain/
Determining service availability on a building site
From www.level.org.nz
Understanding all the features of a site, using and protecting the best, and minimising the impact of the worst. Before any design or construction work can begin, the services available on the site must be determined. Services to urban sites will typically include sewer and stormwater drainage, mains...
http://www.level.org.nz/site-analysis/services-and-infrastructure/
Building Site Analysis Checklist
From www.level.org.nz
Understanding all the features of a site, using and protecting the best, and minimising the impact of the worst. Download the Site Analysis checklist as a PDF Local authority District plan [] Zoning [] Restrictions on building and land use ...
http://www.level.org.nz/site-analysis/site-analysis-checklist/
The risk of a tsunami when building
From www.level.org.nz
Understanding all the features of a site, using and protecting the best, and minimising the impact of the worst. A tsunami is a series of waves that occur as a result of the displacement of a large body of water. It is often due to an undersea earthquake,...
http://www.level.org.nz/site-analysis/hazards/tsunami-hazard/
Understanding New Zealand building climate and environmental zones
From www.level.org.nz
Understanding all the features of a site, using and protecting the best, and minimising the impact of the worst. Climate should influence building form and location on site, material choices, window/door size and placement, and loading and bracing requirements. On this page: climate zones for energy efficiency wind,...
http://www.level.org.nz/site-analysis/new-zealand-climate-and-environmental-zones/
Making your site more attractive with plants trees and landscaping
From www.level.org.nz
Understanding all the features of a site, using and protecting the best, and minimising the impact of the worst. Plants, trees and landscape features provide shade and wind shelter, help with stormwater and erosion control, provide a habitat for native or other wildlife and can make a site...
http://www.level.org.nz/site-analysis/plants-trees-and-landscape-features/
The risk of flood when building
From www.level.org.nz
Understanding all the features of a site, using and protecting the best, and minimising the impact of the worst. Flood risk will determine whether and how a site can be built on. Flood risk occurs in low lying areas of land such as: flood plains by rivers and...
http://www.level.org.nz/site-analysis/hazards/flood-risk/