SR87 A guide to the performance expectations of New Zealand housing systems (1999)
The primary objective of this guide is to detail the performance expectations of New Zealand housing systems. The aim is to prescribe quantified values where possible.
The expectation is that this guide will provide a rational basis upon which innovative systems can be assessed and compliance with the performance requirements of the New Zealand building control framework verified.
The emphasis is on the in-service behaviour of building systems with discussion generally on what agents may be expected to be acting on the system when it is installed into the completed house.
Problems and limitations of this holistic approach are discussed and remedies recommended.