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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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Update of New Zealand's atmospheric corrosivity map, SR288

Update of New Zealand's Atmospheric Corrosivity Map - Part 2, SR325

Upgrade or retire? Exploring factors in making decisions for privately owned homes in Tāmaki

Use of academic research in NZ housing policy, SR416

Using infrared thermal imaging to audit retrofitted wall insulation in houses, SR232

Value of time savings in new housing, SR259

Valuing sustainability and resilience features in housing, SR333

Vapour control in New Zealand walls, SR344

Vertical external fire spread from flames extending out of an opening, SR360

Wall retrofits in housing - market potential and cost-benefits, SR227

Warm, dry, healthy? 2015 House condition survey, SR372

Water End Use and Efficiency Project (WEEP), SR159

Weather grooves in weatherboard claddings, SR322

Weathering of polymeric materials in New Zealand, SR182

Weathertightness of domestic claddings, SR022

Weathertightness of flashings and the importance of upstand heights, SR313

What is quality in buildings? SR380

Whats happened in the intermediate housing market since 2015? ER37

When did Disruption Become a Good Thing?

Window thermal enhancement, SR306