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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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Design for durability - a review of New Zealand practice, SR099

Design guidance of specifically designed bracing systems in light timber frames residential buildings, SR337

Design of houses with vertical irregularity, SR210

Design of load bearing light timber frame walls for fire resistance - part 1, SR036

Design of load bearing light timber frame walls for fire resistance - part 2, SR043

Design strength of various house pile foundation systems, SR046

Designing multi-storey buildings for wind effects, SR025

Determining the industry need for a retrofit and renovation information resource, SR203

Developing the Concrete Sector's 10 Year Research Roadmap, ER18

Development of vertical channel test method for regulatory control of combustible exterior cladding systems, SR137

Doing better in residential buildings: Going beyond the code, ER27

Drainage planes and their applicability to New Zealand, SR268

Draught Control Systems for New Zealand Houses, SR027

Drivers and barriers to rainwater and greywater uptake in New Zealand, SR382

Durability of reinforced concrete structures under marine exposure in New Zealand, SR145

Durability of stainless steel flues, SR008

Dynamic characteristics of New Zealand heavy floors, SR035

Effect and remediation of the loss of building lateral stiffness caused by earthquake loading, SR265

Effect of recycled concrete aggregate on new concrete, SR101

Effect of the loan-to-value limits on new housing, SR303