The performance of building materials depends partly on where they are installed on the building envelope. BRANZ is researching the differences between micro-environments around a building and the degradation of materials within them.
Early results show that micro-environments around a building can be very different from each other and from the surrounding environment. The long-term goal is to provide comparative and comprehensive data that can help make our houses more durable.
These factsheets describe the research and the early results: