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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

Home building consents slump in July
Posted On: Tuesday, 31 August 2010
  View the entire article here. Source:  The New Zealand Herald, 31 August... more...


Next generation of building laws on the way
Posted On: Monday, 16 August 2010
  The Government will introduce amendments to the Building Act 2004 that will help cut red-tape and bureaucracy and make builders more accountable, Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson announced today. Mr Williamson says Cabinet has... more...


Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) claims statistics July 2010
Posted On: Wednesday, 4 August 2010
  The Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) has published its claims statistics for July 2010.  As at 31 July 2010 the Department has received 6149 claims lodged for 7997 properties and completed assessments for 8166 properties. View... more...


Building Consents Issued: June 2010 - Media Release
Posted On: Monday, 2 August 2010
  The value of consents issued for residential buildings rose 12 percent for the June 2010 year compared with the June 2009 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. In contrast, the value for non-residential buildings fell 18 percent for the June 2010... more...


Housing consents edge up in June
Posted On: Monday, 2 August 2010
  View the entire article here.  Source:  The New Zealand Herald, 30 July... more...



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