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 Research Reports

Each year BRANZ invests the Building Research Levy in research as part of our vision to inspire the industry to provide better buildings for New Zealanders. 

Outputs and results from this research is transformed into a technical research report which may be used by the industry as an information resource.

The reports below reflect research done by BRANZ and external independent providers which are funded by the levy. 

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 Research Reports

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Active cooling and heat pump use in New Zealand - survey results, SR186

Adhesives and the New Zealand building industry, SR005

Adopting new ways in the building and construction industry, SR406

Advanced residential construction techniques - opportunities and implications for New Zealand, SR311

Air flow rates field measurements, SR180

Airtightness of roof cavities, SR401

Alternative Tenure Models and their Potential Applicability on a NZ Content, ER35

An analysis of wind-driven rain in New Zealand, SR300

An anatomy of mildew risk with reflective insulation, SR060

An Assessment of the Likely Changes to Construction Businesses in Christchurch Post Recovery, ER7

An economic analysis of aluminium window frame maintenance, SR003

An inspection of solar water heater installations, SR184

An investigation of 62 coastal sub-floors for fastener corrosion, SR072

Analysis of incidents involving open fireplaces and solid fuel heating appliances during the winter of 1987, SR011

Applying Blockchain to product compliance and assurance in the construction industry ER42

Assessing risk of non-compliant firestopping and smokestopping in NZ residential buildings undergoing alterations, SR410

Assessment of slope stability at building sites, SR004

Assessment of the need to adapt buildings in New Zealand to the impacts of climate change, SR179

Auckland housing forecasts and the Unitary Plan, SR295

Automatic water-based fire suppression system experiments - Literature summary for model validation purposes, SR257