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      Drained Joints
      Easy Guide to Eco-Building
      Hammer n Nails
      Homes Without Barriers: A Guide to Accessible Houses
      House Building Guide 3rd edition
      House Insulation Guide 5th edition
      Indoor Air Quality in New Zealand Homes and Schools
      Landscape Construction 2nd edition
      Plumbing and Drainage Guide
      Seismic performance of non-structural systems
      Selecting Timber
      Multi-Storey light timber-framed buildings in NZ: Engineering Design
   Asbestos in Soil
   BRANZ Facts
      BRANZ Facts
      Achieving Good Affordable Rental Homes
      Medium-density housing
      Valuing Sustainability fact sheets
      Mid-rise buildings
      Roof Design
      Roof ventilation
      Seismic Resilient Non-Structural Element fact sheets
      Sustainability: Guidelines for inclusion in New Zealand homes
      Metal corrosion in New Zealand buildings
   Building Basics series
      Building Basics Series
      Building Basics: Building Code Compliance
      Building Basics: Insulation 2nd edition
      Building Basics: Minimising Waste 2nd edition
      Building Basics: Lightweight Steel Framing 2nd edition
      Building Basics: Your Business 2nd edition
      Building Basics: Weathertightness
      Building Basics: Internal Moisture 2nd edition
   Design Books
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      Designing for Maintenance
      Design Decisions
      Roof Design
   Good Practice Guides
      Good Practice Guide series
      Good Practice Guide: Concrete Slabs and Basements
      Good Practice Guide: Concrete Masonry
      Good Practice Guide: Exterior Coating
      Good Practice Guide: Internal Linings 2nd edition
      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 Guide series
      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: Concrete floors
      Good Repair Guide: Clay and concrete roof tiles
      Good Repair Guide: Insulating Timber Windows
      Good Repair Guide: Leaking basement walls
      Good Repair Guide: Overlay Flooring
      Good Repair Guide: Rainwater storage systems
      Good Repair Guide: Driveways and Paths
      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: External Timber Steps
   LEVEL Sustainability series
      LEVEL Sustainability Series
      LEVEL Sustainability: Coatings
      Level Sustainability: Electrical Design 2nd Edition
      LEVEL Sustainability: Energy 2nd edition
      LEVEL Sustainability: Floor Coverings
      LEVEL Sustainability: Heating & Ventilation
      LEVEL Sustainability: Materials
      Level Sustainability: Plumbing 2nd Edition
      LEVEL Sustainability: Water
      LEVEL Sustainability: Wet Areas
      LEVEL Sustainability: Windows 2nd edition
      LEVEL Sustainability: Passive Design 2nd edition
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      Renovate: Bungalows
      Renovate: Villas
      Renovate: 1940-1960s
      Renovate: 1970s
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      Passive fire
      Passive Fire Protection
   Research Now
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      Building to Rent
      Geothermal corrosion
      Positional corrosion
      Alternative tenure models
      House Condition Survey
      Indoor Air Quality
      Changing Behaviour
      Research Now: Indoor air quality
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      BU607 Passive Ventilation
      BU606 Residential Fire Safety
      BU605 Residential glazing safety
      BU604 Vapour control in New Zealand buildings
      BU603 Environmental product declaration
      BU602 Thermal modelling tools for houses
      BU601 Sealants for cladding joints
      BU600 Heat pumps
      BU611 Timber slat decks
      BU618 Acoustic design principles
      BU619 House condition survey 2015
      BU623 Curing concrete
      BU621 Site practices
      BU622 Good plans and specifications
      BU617 Subloor and roof bracing in NZS 3604:2011 buildings
      BU616 Wall bracing in NZS 3604:2011 buildings
      BU599 Solar-control glazing
      BU620 Managing wind effects around buildings
      BU608 Building Life Cycle Assessment
      BU609 Photovoltaic Systems for Dwellings
      BU610 Preventing moisture in timber-framed skillion roofs
      BU612 Load Paths
      BU613 NZ 4218: 2009 Calculation Method
      BU615 Critical connections
      BU624 An introduction to WUFI
      BU614 H1 compliance options
      BU626 Slip resistance of floors
      BU639 Domestic Fire Protection
      BU640 Metal Component Terminology
      BU641 Concrete Toppings
      BU642 Changes in the conditions of NZ houses over 25 years
      BU643 Energy efficiency in New Zealand houses
      BU645 Installing timber strip flooring over timber joists
      BU644 Solid timber strip flooring on a concrete slab
      BU646 Flooring levelling compounds
      BU648 Timber shingle and shake roofing
      BU647 Recessed downlights (Luminaires)
      BU638 Finishes on Architectural Hardward
      BU637 Domestic on-site foulwater treatment
      BU636 Protecting glass from damage
      BU627 The impacts of geothermal environments on metals and wood
      BU625 Stair design
      BU628 Sheet flooring
      BU629 ALF 4.0
      BU632 Planning for maintenance
      BU630 Roof space ventilation
      BU631 How micro-environments affect material performance
      BU635 Bracing distribution
      BU634 Finishing aluminium
      BU633 Removing paint coatings
      BU649 Corrosion of metals in New Zealand buildings
      BU598 Insulating glass units
      BU597 Timber pole house construction
      BU596 An introduction to life cycle assessment
      BU595 Factory-coated metal claddings
      BU594 Excessive moisture in enclosed subfloor spaces
      BU593 Efflorescence
      BU592 Concrete slab-on-ground floors
      BU591 Waterproofing tiled showers
      BU590 Contracts in the building industry
      BU589 Heat pump water heating
      BU588 BRANZ Maps and wind zone calculations
      BU587 Dealing with construction moisture in new buildings
      BU586 Embedded floor heating
      BU585 Measuring moisture in timber and concrete
      BU584 Sealed-joint design - claddings
      BU583 Waterproof decks
      BU582 Structurally fixed cavity battens
      BU581 Residential mechanical ventilation systems
      BU579 WEERS - Window Energy Efficiency Rating System
      BU578 Ventilation drying behind wall claddings
      BU577 Water heating systems
      BU576 Edge insulation of concrete floor slabs
      BU575 Timber treatment
      BU574 Preventing corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete
      BU573 Flexible wall underlays
      BU572 Aggravated thermal bridging research
      BU571 Thermal mass
      BU570 Ground clearances
      BU569 Metal-clad insulated panels
      BU568 Low-impact homes
      BU567 E2/AS1 flashing requirements
      BU566 Applied window films
      BU565 Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission: key...
      BU564 Trombe walls
      BU563 Building on exposed sites
      BU562 Low retaining walls
      BU561 Timber-frame parapets, balustrades and columns
      BU560 Pile foundations
      BU559 Pre-purchase inspections
      BU558 Earthquake terminology
      BU557 Timber-framed garages
      BU556 Internal gutter design
      BU554 Aluminium joinery installation in direct-fixed cladding
      BU553 Aluminium joinery installation in cavity construction
      BU551 Learnings from the Canterbury earthquakes
      BU550 Damage from weathertightness failure
      BU549 Lintels and Beams Calculator
      BU548 Repairing plasterboard after an earthquake
      BU547 Selecting glass
      BU546 House Condition Survey - external envelope
      BU545 Key changes to B1/AS1 and E2/AS1
      BU544 BRANZ Appraisals
      BU543 Concrete finishes
      BU541 Concrete floor slabs
      BU540 Solar gain in housing
      BU539 Recessed downlights
      BU536 Upgrading piled foundations to resist earthquakes
      BU535 Repairing cracks in concrete
      BU534 Overlay flooring systems over a suspended floor
      BU533 Green roofs - an overview
      BU532 Site records
      BU531 Designing for thermal and moisture movement
      BU530 Straw bale construction
      BU528 Metal tile roofing
      BU527 Drained and vented cavities
      BU526 Specifying timber
      BU524 Solar water heating
      BU523 Reducing waste from building sites
      BU521 Squeaky floors
      BU520 Conservatories
      BU519 Fasteners selection
      BU518 Wet area tile waterproofing
      BU517 Passive fire protection - maintenance and on-going...
      BU516 Moisture management in masonry veneer
      BU514 Passive fire protection - on-site installation
      BU513 Timber composite overlay flooring
      BU512 Passive fire protection - roles and responsibilities
      BU511 Residential roof drainage design
      BU510 Introduction to passive fire protection
      BU509 Sizing gutters and downpipes
      BU507 Timber windows - retrofit glazing options for thermal...
      BU503 Rainwater harvesting in commercial and industrial buildings
      BU498 Preparation for concrete floor slabs
      BU497 Stair construction
      BU486 BRANZ Household Energy End-use Project
      BU481 Timber windows
      BU469 Damp-proof membranes to concrete slabs
      BU468 Fixing timber weatherboards
      BU461 Practical sound control
      BU455 Restoring a house after flood damage
      BU444 Lessons from the 1987 Edgecumbe earthquake
      BU443 Timber shingles and shakes
      BU438 Using a scala penetrometer
      BU431 Care of kiln-dried framing timber
      BU412 Concrete driveways
      BU411 Recommended timber cladding profiles
      BU385 Asphalt shingle roofing
      BU369 Fitting tolerances
      BU364 Preventing noise in plumbing installations
      BU360 Floor levelling compounds
      BU306 Inspection procedures for chimneys, fireplaces...
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         C141 Log Sawmilling and Timber Dressing
         C149 Other Wood Product Manufacturing
         C191 Polymer Product Manufacturing
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         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
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         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
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         S949 Other Repair and Maintenance
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