BRANZ works published before April 2011
All BRANZ works published before April 2011 may not fully incorporate the E2/AS1 Amendment 5 revisions.
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|At 3.1.5, the bulletin states: "An air vent must be included just before a connection into a septic tank." A vent is optional: it is not a requirement of the Building Code.|
Paragraph 12.0.2 of this bulletin refers to shrinkage control joints and states that: "Mesh reinforcing to the slab must stop each side of the joint." This is not correct - stopping the reinforcement each side of the joint creates a ‘free joint', not a shrinkage control joint. The mesh in a reinforced concrete slab on ground should not be cut when cutting/forming a shrinkage control joint. See Build 84 Oct/Nov 2004 p35 for more information.
|Bulletin 533 Green roofs - an overview|
This bulletin refers to NZBC clause B2 Durability, and states in paragraph 4.1.2 that: "The main roof components must be provided with a durability of not less than 50 years." Where a green roof system is designed so that it is considered moderately easy to repair/replace the waterproofing system (by removing the growing medium), it is believed that a durability that is equal to the serviceable life of the garden system, but not less than 15 years, would be appropriate for the waterproofing system. A durability of not less than 50 years would still apply to the supporting structure.
Amendment 11 to compliance document B1/AS1 requires the use of grade 500E mesh for concrete slab-on-ground reinforcing. This change applies to slabs on ground being built to NZS 3604:2011, NZS 4229 and NZS 4299. Bars within the foundation must also be ‘E' type steel to ensure they have sufficient ductility but may be either grade 300E or grade 500E. Paragraph 4.6.1 of Bulletin 541 incorrectly asserts that all steel bars within the foundation wall must be grade 500E.
|Bulletin 591 Waterproofing tiled showers|
On 20 May 2016, Figure 6 was amended to show a shower caddy system. Download the amended figure.
|Bulletin 605 Residential glazing safety||In paragraph 1.0.5, an incorrect transition period is given for the changeover in F2/AS1 from NZS 4223.3:1999 Glazing in buildings - Part 3: Human impact safety requirements to the 2016 version of the standard. F2/AS1 Amendment 3, which cites the 2016 version of NZS 4223.3, will come into force on 1 January 2017, and the previous version of F2/AS1, which cites the 1999 version of 4223.3, will cease to have effect on 31 May 2017 (i.e. it can be used on 30 May but not on 31 May).|
|Bulletin 616 Wall bracing in NZS 3604:2011 Buildings||In Figure 3, the annotation "wind direction along ridge" should say "wind direction across ridge".|
|Engineering Basis of NZS 3604|
Versions of this publication downloaded from the BRANZ website prior to 6 June 2014 had the following errors:
Versions of this publication downloaded from the BRANZ website between 6 June 2014 and 26 January 2015 had the following error:
Versions of this publication downloaded from the BRANZ website between 26 January 2015 and 31 March 2016 had the following error:
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In Figure 3, the annotations on the boards and the end grains have been transposed (the annotations on the circular cross-section of log are correct). The board and end grain on the left should say flat-sawn, and the board and end grain on the right should say quarter sawn.
|House Building Guide (3rd edition)|
Foundation walls covered in Section 7 of NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings require 2 x D12 bars in the wall footing. The options that allowed wall footings with single D12 bars have been deleted as a result of the B1/AS1 Amendment 11 modifications to NZS 3604:2011. These modifications deleted Figures 7.13(A), 7.14(A), 7.15(A) and 7.16(A) from the standard.
This change affects Figures 9.8, 9.9, 9.11, 12.1, 12.2, 12.4, 12.5, 12.6, 12.10 and 14.7 in the House Building Guide. These figures show a single D12 bar where 2 D12 bars are now required. Table 10.1 also needs to be amended to show that a minimum of 2 x D12 bars are required in the footing for a single-storey construction.
|House Insulation Guide (5th edition)|
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On the species data sheets, pages 53-142, the strength group data for seasoned and unseasoned timber has been transposed. The strength rating given for seasoned is actually for unseasoned and vice versa.