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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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The bracing performance of long plasterboard-lined walls, SR273

The built environment and climate change: A review of research, challenges and the future, SR403

The Case for Urban Development Authorities in New Zealand, ER20

The characteristics and design of mechanical connections in profiled sheet steel diaphragms in New Zealand, SR016

The choice to exceed: Consumer perspectives on building beyond Code in New Zealand,SR402

The corrosion of metallic fastener materials in untreated CCA-, CuAz- and ACQ-based timbers, SR153

The cost of Homestar, SR391

The development of a procedure and rig for testing the racking resistance of curtain wall glazing, SR017

The effect of coatings on wood composite siding performance, SR084

The effects of humidity on gypsum plasterboard used as lateral load bracing for buildings, SR399

The end restraint of timber framed panels in wall bracing tests, SR002

The energy performance of heat pump water heaters, SR237

The fire performance of unloaded nailed gusset connections for fire-rated timber members, SR021

The influence of design and procurement on construction site waste generation - a pilot study, SR081

The influence of timber treatment preservative systems on the performance of commercial resistance-based moisture meters, SR161

The New Zealand Housing Preferences Survey: Attitudes towards medium-density housing, SR378

The New Zealand Rental Sector, ER22

The performance of bolted timber joints with departures from New Zealand code requirements, SR010

The performance of solar water heaters in New Zealand, SR188

The potential for over-cladding: A scoping study, SR324