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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

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...


Building activity decreases
Posted On: Wednesday, 15 December 2010
  Value of Building Work Put in Place: September 2010 quarter - Media Release. The volume of both residential and non-residential building activity decreased in the September 2010 quarter, after the removal of seasonal effects, Statistics New Zealand... more...


New rules for builders pass first reading
Posted On: Monday, 13 December 2010
  A bill designed to lift the overall performance and productivity of the building and construction sector passed its first reading in Parliament tonight. The Building Amendment Bill (No 3) is the result of a comprehensive review of the Building Act... more...


Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) claims statistics November 2010
Posted On: Wednesday, 8 December 2010
  As at 30 November 2010 the Department has received 6295 claims lodged for 8458 properties and completed assessments for 8471 properties. View the statistics here. Source:  Department of Building and Housing, 6... more...



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