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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 Homes Resolution Service Claims Statistics June 2010
Posted On: Wednesday, 30 June 2010
  The Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) has published its claims statistics for June 2010. View the statistics here. Source:  Department of Building and Housing, 30 June... more...


Department of Building and Housing: Building and Construction Outlook Report, June 2010
Posted On: Wednesday, 23 June 2010
  The Outlook report for the June quarter 2010 said the industry is cautious about the outlook for the residential sector and the non-residential sector continues to show signs of decline, but also points to indicators which support a rise in... more...


Weathertight Homes Resolution Service Claims Statistics May 2010
Posted On: Wednesday, 9 June 2010
  The Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) has published its claims statistics for May 2010. See statistics here. Source:  Department of Building and Housing, 8 June... more...


Residential building work picks up
Posted On: Wednesday, 9 June 2010
  Residential building work has picked up for the second quarter, but is still well below the peak of the market in September 2007, latest figures show. The volume of residential building activity increased 2 per cent during the March quarter, in... more...


Leaky homes package gets support to go ahead
Posted On: Wednesday, 2 June 2010
  A milestone in the development of the Government's leaky homes package was achieved today with 'resounding endorsement' by the key most affected councils, Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson says. "The Government's leaky homes... more...



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