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Christchurch Earthquake and safety of stairs - information for structural engineers

The Department of Building and Housing has released today a Practice Advisory to alert practising structural engineers assessing existing multi-storey buildings throughout New Zealand about issues relating to safety of stairs ...

Simplifying timber treatments  Pos ted on Monday, 4 April 2011

Treatment to protect timber from decay and insects will be simpler from 4 April, Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson announced today.  "This will make it easier to build safe, durable homes cost effectively while maintaining, and in some aspects improving, protection against fungal decay for timber-framed homes. For more.....    To read the new B2 Compliance Document go to the DBH website

Housing up, construction and job ads down
Posted On: Wednesday, 14 September 2011
A swag of economic data out this morning suggests the economy is still on Struggle Street......for more... more...


Weathertight Homes Resolution Services (Financial Assistance Package) Amendment Bill
Posted On: Monday, 11 July 2011
The Government Bill to provide financial assistance to owners of leaky homes has passed its second reading and will become law.  This will give owners the option of claiming back 50% of the cost of repairs from a joint central and local gocvernment... more...


Consent Change Slanted
Posted On: Thursday, 10 February 2011
Suggestions that building consents be issued by regional or national bodies rather than the local councils have been met with howls of protest by Timaru district councillors.... Some local builders and operators are concerned that proposals to... more...


Govt: Double-dip recession possible
Posted On: Thursday, 10 February 2011
Finance Minister Bill English confirmed today the government is concerned about a double dip-recession, echoing Prime Minister John Key's caution in the face of weak employment figures and a fast-slowing Australian economy....New Zealanders are being... more...


Building consents drop in December
Posted On: Tuesday, 1 February 2011
  The value of consents issued for both residential and non-residential buildings dropped in the month of December 2010, compared with December 2009, Statistics New Zealand said today.  Residential consent values fell 26 percent, to $368 million - the... more...


Building Consents Issued: November 2010 - Media Release
Posted On: Wednesday, 12 January 2011
  In November 2010, the value of consents issued for non-residential buildings was $479 million, the highest value since May 2009, Statistics New Zealand said today.  The two main contributors to this value were education buildings, and factories... more...


Codewords building controls newsletter - Issue 044 - November/December 2010 - from the Department of Building & Housing
Posted On: Monday, 10 January 2011
  Covered in this issue: Featured articles: Rebuilding Canterbury with confidence Have your say on proposed changes to important documents Isaac Alder is 2010's Apprentice of the Year FTMA Code of Practice - Truss Documentation First... more...


Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) claims statistics December 2010
Posted On: Wednesday, 5 January 2011
  As at 31 December 2010 the Department has received 6325 claims lodged for 8662 properties and completed assessments for 8753 properties. View the statistics here. Source:  Department of Building and Housing, 5 January 2011.... more...


Weathertight e-news Issue - latest news and information from Weathertight Services
Posted On: Thursday, 23 December 2010
  The Department of Building and Housing's Weathertight e-news Issue 9, December 2010 is now available.  Covered in this issue: Financial Assistance Package moves closer Unit Titles proposed dispute resolution services and fees - Consultation... more...


Weathertight e-news Issue - latest news and information from Weathertight Services
Posted On: Thursday, 23 December 2010
  The Department of Building and Housing's Weathertight e-news Issue 9, December 2010 is now available.  Covered in this issue: Financial Assistance Package moves closer Unit Titles proposed dispute resolution services and fees - Consultation... more...


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