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   Welcome to BRANZ
   Books for The Building Trade
      Books for The Building Trade
      Easy Guide to Eco-Building
      Homes Without Barriers: A Guide to Accessible Houses
      House Building Guide 3rd edition
      House Insulation Guide 5th edition
      Landscape Construction 2nd edition
      Plumbing and Drainage Guide
      Selecting Timber
      Building Basics
         Building Basics Series
         Building Basics: Building Code Compliance
         Building Basics: Insulation
         Building Basics: Internal Moisture
         Building Basics: Minimising Waste
         Building Basics: Steel Framing
         Building Basics: Your Business
      Good Practice Guides
         Good Practice Guides
         Good Practice Guide: Concrete Slabs and Basements
         Good Practice Guide: Concrete Masonry
         Good Practice Guide: Exterior Coating
         Good Practice Guide: Internal Lining
         Good Practice Guide: Masonry Veneer 2nd edition
         Good Practice Guide: Membrane Roofing
         Good Practice Guide: Long-Run Metal Roofing
         Good Practice Guide: Profiled Metal Wall Cladding 2nd edition
         Good Practice Guide: Texture-Coated Claddings
         Good Practice Guide: Tiling
         Good Practice Guide: Timber Cladding
      Good Repair Guides
         Good Repair Guides
         Good Repair Guide: Aluminium Windows
         Good Repair Guide: Damp Subfloors
         Good Repair Guide: Dealing with Mould
         Good Repair Guide: External Gutters
         Good Repair Guide: Horizontal Timber Weatherboards
         Good Repair Guide: Improving Internal Ventilation
         Good Repair Guide: Interior Painting
         Good Repair Guide: Profiled Metal Roofing
         Good Repair Guide: Repainting Textured Finishes
         Good Repair Guide: Subfloor Timber
         Good Repair Guide: Timber Decking
         Good Repair Guide: Timber Floorboards
         Good Repair Guide: Timber Windows
         Good Repair Guide: Driveways and Paths
         Good Repair Guide: Overlay Flooring
         Good Repair Guide: Insulating Timber Windows
         Good Repair Guide: Rainwater storage systems
         Good Repair Guide: Clay and concrete roof tiles
         Good Repair Guide: Concrete floors
         Good Repair Guide: Construction stains
         Good Repair Guide: Retrofitting wall insulation
         Good Repair Guide: Wall linings
         Good Repair Guide: Wet area sheet wall linings
         Good Repair Guide: Hinges
         Good Repair Guide: Leaking basement walls
         Good Repair Guide: External Timber Steps
      LEVEL Sustainability Series
         LEVEL Sustainability Series
         LEVEL Sustainability: Coatings
         Level Sustainability: Electrical Design
         LEVEL Sustainability: Energy
         LEVEL Sustainability: Floor Coverings
         LEVEL Sustainability: Heating & Ventilation
         LEVEL Sustainability: Materials
         LEVEL Sustainability: Passive Design
         Level Sustainability: Plumbing
         LEVEL Sustainability: Water
         LEVEL Sustainability: Wet Areas
         LEVEL Sustainability: Windows
      Renovate Series
         Renovate Series
         Renovate: Art Deco
         Renovate: Bungalows
         Renovate: Villas
         Renovate: 1940-1960s
         Renovate: 1970s
   Books for Home Owners
      Books for Home Owners
      Maintaining Your Home
   Building Basics Series
   Designing for Maintenance
   Good Practice Guides
   Good Repair Guides
   LEVEL Sustainability Series
   Maintaining Your Home
   Protection from Fire
   Renovate Series
      Bulletins related to Level
   Builder's Mate
      Guideline Request Form
      Guideline Archive
   Papers and Articles
   Study Reports
      Study Reports
   Technical Papers and Recommendations
   Evaluation Methods
   Publication Updates
   Corporate Publications
Web Resources
   BRANZ Find
   Building a Better New Zealand
   Eco Design Advisor
   Maintaining My Home
   Maintenance Schedule
   Seismic Resilience
   Weather Tight
   Annual Loss Factor (ALF) Tool
      Annual Loss Factor (ALF) Tool
      Workshop: H1 Compliance under the Verification Method - ALF 3.2
   Auckland Atlas of Construction
      Auckland Atlas of Construction
      Building Activity
         Building Activity
         Construction of New Residential Buildings
         Alteration of Existing Residential Buildings
         Construction of New Non-Residential Buildings
         Alteration of Existing Non-Residential Buildings
      Trends in Industry Structure
         Trends in Industry Structure
         B091 Construction Material Mining
         B099 Other Non-Metallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
         C141 Log Sawmilling and Timber Dressing
         C149 Other Wood Product Manufacturing
         C191 Polymer Product Manufacturing
         C192 Natural Rubber Product Manufacturing
         C201 Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
         C202 Ceramic Product Manufacturing
         C203 Cement, Lime, Plaster and Concrete Product Manufacturing
         C209 Other Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
         C221 Iron and Steel Forging
         C222 Structural Metal Product Manufacturing
         C223 Metal Container Manufacturing
         C224 Other Sheet Metal Product Manufacturing
         C229 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
         C245 Pump, Compressor, Heating and Ventilation Equipment Manufacturing
         C246 Specialised Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
         C249 Other Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
         D291 Waste Collection Services
         D292 Waste Treatment, Disposal and Remediation Services
         E301 Residential Building Construction
         E302 Non-Residential Building Construction
         E310 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
         E321 Land Development and Site Preparation Services
         E322 Building Structure Services
         E323 Building Installation Services
         E324 Building Completion Services
         E329 Other Construction Services
         F331 Agricultural Product Wholesaling
         F332 Mineral, Metal and Chemical Wholesaling
         F333 Timber and Hardware Goods Wholesaling
         F341 Specialised Industrial Machinery and Equipment Wholesaling
         F349 Other Machinery and Equipment Wholesaling
         F371 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Wholesaling
         F372 Pharmaceutical and Toiletry Goods Wholesaling
         F373 Furniture, Floor Covering and Other Goods Wholesaling
         I461 Road Freight Transport
         I471 Rail Freight Transport
         I481 Water Freight Transport
         I530 Warehousing and Storage Services
         L671 Property Operators
         L672 Real Estate Services
         M692 Architectural, Engineering and Technical Services
         N731 Building Cleaning, Pest Control and Gardening Services
         N732 Packaging Services
         S941 Automotive Repair and Maintenance
         S942 Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance
         S949 Other Repair and Maintenance
   Bracing Calculation
   BRANZ Details
      BRANZ Details
      Rusticated Weatherboard
      Bevel-back Weatherboard
      Vertical Profiled Metal
      Horizontal Profiled Metal
      Masonry Veneer
      Concrete Masonry
      Profiled Metal Longrun
      Concrete/Clay Tile
      Metal Tile
      Remediation Details
   BRANZ Maps
   Building Info
      Building Info
      Earthquake Repair and Rebuilding Information
      Timber Treatment
      Sustainable Construction
         Sustainable Construction
         New Zealand Sustainable Building Conference (SB10/SB07) Papers
            New Zealand Sustainable Building Conference Papers (SB10/SB07) Papers
            SB10 Innovation and Transformation - Papers
            SB07 Transforming Our Built Environment - Papers
   Engineering Basis of NZS 3604
   Fire Software
      Fire Software
      B-RISK - Design Fire Tool
      BRANZ TR8 - Concrete Floor Systems
      BRANZ TR9 - Timber Framed Wall or Floor/Ceiling Systems
      BRANZFIRE - Zone Model
         BRANZFIRE - Zone Model
         BRANZFIRE Features
         Get BRANZFIRE
         BRANZFIRE Documentation
   H1 Energy Efficiency Support
   HEEP Energy and Temperature Data
   Lintels and Beams Calculator
   Maintenance Schedule
   Non-structural Elements Fact Sheets
   NZS 4218:2009 Calculation Method Tool
   P21 A wall bracing test and evaluation procedure
   Photovoltaic Generation Calculator
   Precast Concrete Panels Design Guide
   PrefabNZ Toolkit
      PrefabNZ Toolkit
      Why REBRI?
         Why REBRI?
         Waste Minimisation Act and the Waste Disposal Levy
         The Three Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
         Benefits of Reducing Waste
      Assessing Waste Streams
         Assessing Waste Streams
         What Materials Can Be Recycled?
         What Products Can Be Salvaged?
         Know Your Markets
         REBRI Recycling Directory
         REBRI Resource Routing Calculator
         Volume-to-weight conversion for waste construction materials
      Planning for Waste Management
         Planning for Waste Management
         Designing for Waste Minimisation
         Planning for Deconstruction
         Develop a Waste Management Plan
         Getting Subcontractors On Board
         Product Selection and Purchase
      Managing Waste
         Managing Waste
         Setting Up a Waste Management System
         Who Does What?
         Dismantling and Deconstruction
         Waste Separation and Storage
         Managing Liquid Wastes
         Transporting Waste
         Resource Tracking
         Reviewing the Process
      Case Studies
         Case Studies
         Art Deco Home, Hamilton - Deconstruction
         BRANZ Campus, Wellington - Refurbishment
         Meridian Energy Headquarters, Wellington - Construction
         Southern Tonar Block, North Shore - Demolition
         Stanley Modular Flatpack Homes and Classrooms - Construction
      Plans, Forms and Guides
         Plans, Forms and Guides
         REBRI Contract Specifications for Waste Management
         REBRI Waste Management Plan
         REBRI Waste Transfer Form
         REBRI Guides
         REBRI Checklists
      About REBRI
         About REBRI
         Contact REBRI
         Standards and NZBC
   Universal Design
      Universal Design
      Universal Design Dimensioned Images
      Wet Areas
      Real Home Examples
      Gallery Photos
      Universal Design Costing Estimator
      Universal Design Further Information
      What is Up-Spec?
         What is Up-Spec?
      Climate zones
         Climate zones
         Auckland region
         Tauranga region
         Hamilton region
         Napier region
         Wellington region
         Nelson region
         Christchurch region
         Dunedin region
         Invercargill region
      Comfortable temperatures
         Comfortable temperatures
      Energy efficiency
         Energy efficiency
      Water management
         Water management
      About Up-Spec
         About Up-Spec
         Contact Up-Spec
   Building Research Levy Investment Prospectus
      Building Energy End-use Study (BEES)
      Publications and presentations
      About BEES
         About BEES
         BEES research questions
         BEES objectives
         BEES outcomes
         BEES buildings
         BEES dictionary
      How data was collected
         How data was collected
         Aggregate survey
         Detailed monitoring
      Analysis and results
         Analysis and results
         Telephone survey results
         Energy and water record data
         Detailed monitoring results
         Modelling and forecasting
         BEES for energy modelling
         About the BEES EnergyPlus templates
         About the modelling and simulation software
         Download the BEES EnergyPlus templates
         Process for template modelling
      Research Team
         Research Team
         BRANZ team and subcontractors
         BEES Governance and Steering Groups
         BEES funding
         BEES collaboration
         BEES scholarships
      BEES for energy modelling
   BRANZ Research and Information Agenda
   Building Environmental Assessment
      Building Environmental Assessment
      What are Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)?
      What is Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)?
      New Zealand whole-building whole-of-life assessment plan
      An LCA-based whole-building whole-of-life assessment framework
      Life Cycle Assessment-based Indicators
   Building The Future
   Construction Career Map
   Discussion Documents
   External Research Reports
   Fire Information Hub Google Search
   Identifying Sector Needs
   Increasing Innovation
   Rainwater harvesting & greywater recycling
      Weathertightness, Air quality and Ventilation Engineering
      Programme Overview
         Programme Overview
      Previous Research
         Previous Research
         Rigid Air Barriers
      Interstitial Moisture
         Interstitial Moisture
         Roof Experiments
         Numerical Modelling
      Indoor Air Quality
         Indoor Air Quality
         Ventilation Survey
         Ventilation Strategies
      Latest News
         Latest News
Our Services
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      Apply for an Appraisal
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      Appraisal Process
      Enquiry Form for Type Tests, Technical Opinions and Appraisals
      Appraisal News
         Appraisal News
   BRANZ Type Tests and Technical Opinions
      BRANZ Type Tests and Technical Opinions
      BRANZ Type Test and BRANZ Technical Opinion Process
      Enquiry Form for Type Tests, Technical Opinions and Appraisals
      Type Test Summary Reports
      Technical Opinion Summary Reports
   Business Management and Economics
      Business Management and Economics
      Subcontractors and Trades Workers
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      Whole-of-Life and Cost-Benefit Analysis
      Materials Market Share and Market Sizing
      Impacts of Policy Changes
      Performance Management Tools and Benchmarking
      Housing Quality Evaluation
      Prefabrication and Standardisation
   LCA and EPD Services
   Testing & Consultancy Services
      Testing & Consultancy Services
      Energy and Environment
      Fire Safety Engineering
      Materials Durability
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      Moisture Performance
      Structural Performance
      Thermal Performance
      Ventilation Efficiency
      Fire Testing
         Fire Testing
         New requirements for interior surface finishes (July 2011)
         Fire Test Reports
   BRANZ Seminars/Workshops
   Workshop: H1 Compliance under the Verification Method - ALF 3.2
   Workshop: LCA, EPD and Whole-Building Whole-of-Life Assessment
   Previous Seminars via Webstream
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      BRACe Newsletter and Information
         BRACe Newsletter and Information
         BRACe April 2013
         BRACe September 2012
         BRACe August 2012
         BRACe 8 - February 2011
         BRACe 7 - November 2010
         BRACe 6 - May 10
         BRACe 5 - February 10
         BRACe 4 - October 09
         BRACe 2 - February 09
         BRACe 1 - November 08
         BRACe 3 - May 09
            BRACe 3 - May 09
            BRACe 3 Response: Timber treatment
            BRACe 3 Response: Manufacturers documents
            BRACe 3 Response: Greenbuild
            BRACe 3 Response: Trade skills
            BRACe 3 Response: Alternate acceptable solutions
            BRACe 3 Response: Independent research regime
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