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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

Trend for new housing consents continues to rise
Posted On: Monday, 31 May 2010
  Building Consents Issued: April 2010 Media Release. Read entire article here. Source:  Statistics New Zealand, 28 May... more...

Leaky Homes - Proposed financial assistance package
Posted On: Monday, 24 May 2010
  This section outlines in more detail a Government proposal to establish a new financial assistance package to help homeowners repair their leaky homes faster. The financial assistance package will see the Government meet 25 per cent of... more...

Financial system outlook improved but fragile
Posted On: Wednesday, 19 May 2010
  The outlook for the financial system has improved over recent months, reflecting a recovery in the New Zealand economy driven by stronger trading partner activity and a sharp lift in the terms of trade, Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard said today... more...

Government announces leaky homes package
Posted On: Monday, 17 May 2010
  The Government has today announced its financial assistance package to help people get their leaky homes fixed faster. The package centres on the Government and local authorities each contributing 25 per cent of agreed repair costs and affected... more...

Weathertight Homes Resolution Service Claims Statistics April 2010
Posted On: Friday, 14 May 2010
  The Weathertight Homes Resolution Service has published its claims statistics for April 2010. See statistics here. Source:  Department of Building and... more...

More housing innovation fund recipients
Posted On: Wednesday, 5 May 2010
  Two projects will receive $5 million in government funding in the latest round of approvals from the Housing Innovation Fund, Housing Minister Phil Heatley announced today. Mr Heatley says the projects will provide affordable family home ownership... more...

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