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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 (WHRS) claims statistics December 2010
Posted On: Wednesday, 5 January 2011
  As at 31 December 2010 the Department has received 6325 claims lodged for 8662 properties and completed assessments for 8753 properties. View the statistics here. Source:  Department of Building and Housing, 5... more...


Weathertight e-news Issue - latest news and information from Weathertight Services
Posted On: Thursday, 23 December 2010
  The Department of Building and Housing's Weathertight e-news Issue 9, December 2010 is now available.  Covered in this issue: Financial Assistance Package moves closer Unit Titles proposed dispute resolution services and fees - Consultation... more...


Weathertight e-news Issue - latest news and information from Weathertight Services
Posted On: Thursday, 23 December 2010
  The Department of Building and Housing's Weathertight e-news Issue 9, December 2010 is now available.  Covered in this issue: Financial Assistance Package moves closer Unit Titles proposed dispute resolution services and fees - Consultation... more...


Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) claims statistics November 2010
Posted On: Wednesday, 8 December 2010
  As at 30 November 2010 the Department has received 6295 claims lodged for 8458 properties and completed assessments for 8471 properties. View the statistics here. Source:  Department of Building and Housing, 6... more...


Weathertight e-news Issue - latest news and information from Weathertight Services
Posted On: Wednesday, 20 October 2010
  The Department of Building and Housing's Weathertight e-news Issue 8, October 2010 is now available.  Covered in this issue: Local authorities invited to sign up for the Weathertight Homes Financial Assistance Package Further information... more...


Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) claims statistics September 2010
Posted On: Friday, 1 October 2010
  As at 30 September 2010 the Department has received 6230 claims lodged for 8267 properties and completed assessments for 8371 properties. View the statistics here. Source:  Department of Building and... 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...


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...


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...


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...



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