Click to download pdf. [Source: BRANZ House Condition Survey 2015-16]
The latest House Condition Survey was undertaken between September 2015 and June 2016. 560 houses were sampled from 13 areas across New Zealand, providing national coverage of owned and rented houses. More information on the sampling frame, survey method and survey tools can be found here.
Trained surveyors undertake a comprehensive assessment of the physical properties of the house, recording details on materials, systems and services present, energy efficiency (insulation and heating), signs of damp and mould, the condition of individual components and an overall assessment of state of repair.
Up to 49 individual components of the house are assessed using the following condition ratings:
Figure 1. Areas of houses examined in the on-site assessment. Within each of these a number of features are individually assessed [Source: BRANZ House Condition Survey 2015/16].
The main findings from the latest survey, completed in 2015/16, were: