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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

Amendments to Building Code Compliance Documents to reference updated Standards - effective 30 September 2010
Posted On: Monday, 5 July 2010
  The Department of Building and Housing has published amendments to a number of Compliance Documents to update references to Standards and other documents. The amendments will take effect from 30 September 2010.  They are available now and a... more...


Codewords building controls newsletter - Issue 42 - June 2010 - from the Department of Building & Housing
Posted On: Friday, 2 July 2010
  Covered in this issue: Getting your building licence Financial assistance package for owners of leaky homes Court decision reinforces need for manufacturers to represent products fairly Building Consent Authority Accreditation Building Act... more...


Building Consents Issued: May 2010 - Media Release
Posted On: Thursday, 1 July 2010
  The number of new housing units authorised (excluding apartments) fell 9.5 percent in May 2010 when adjusted for seasonal effects, Statistics New Zealand said today. This drop follows a 13.4 percent rise in April 2010. When the volatile apartment... more...



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