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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

Building Consents Issued: August 2010 - Media Release
Posted On: Thursday, 30 September 2010
  The seasonally adjusted number of new housing units authorised, excluding apartments, fell 8.9 percent in August 2010, to the lowest number for more than a year. This follows a fall of 6.0 percent the month before, Statistics New Zealand said today.... more...


Value of Building Work Put in Place: June 2010 quarter - Media Release
Posted On: Friday, 10 September 2010
  The volume of both residential and non-residential building activity increased in the June 2010 quarter, after the removal of seasonal effects, Statistics New Zealand said today. The seasonally adjusted volume of: all building work rose 8.2 per... more...


Building Code Consultation
Posted On: Tuesday, 7 September 2010
  The Government has opened consultations on proposed changes to the Building Code, including the use of treated timber for house framing. The proposed amendments deal with timber treatment, fire protection and warning systems, noise protection,... more...


Building Consents Issued: July 2010 - Media Release
Posted On: Wednesday, 1 September 2010
  Consents for new houses down in July. The seasonally adjusted number of new housing units authorised, excluding apartments, fell 5.3 percent in July 2010, following a 1.1 percent rise in June 2010, Statistics New Zealand said today. When the... more...


Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) claims statistics August 2010
Posted On: Wednesday, 1 September 2010
  The Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) has published its claims statistics for August 2010.  As at 31 August 2010 the Department has received 6189 claims lodged for 8065 properties and completed assessments for 8309 properties. View... more...



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