Building Basics: Building Code compliance
Making sure that buildings comply with the New Zealand Building Code is a key part of design and construction, yet the process of demonstrating this can be an area of frustration. Building consent applications that don't have enough information that is relevant to the proposed work can cause delays and additional cost to a project.
This book has a focus on residential buildings and covers the steps a designer needs to follow to gather the documentation required and the different options to prove compliance with the performance requirements of the Code.
Webinar: Fire 101: Overview of fire safety compliance in simple buildings
Webinar: The Carbon Challenge - Compliance and calculating building carbon footprints
We look at the inter-related topics of compliance and how to calculate carbon footprints.
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<p data-block-key="xjjm1">The BRANZ House Condition Survey informs policy decisions that affect the living conditions of all New Zealanders.</p>
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CodeMark complaints and appeals
<p>If you have a complaint about a product with a BRANZ CodeMark certificate, you can lodge it through this page. You can also make a complaint about any of BRANZ's CodeMark processes related to your own product or appeal certification decisions.</p>
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<p>Detailed monitoring involved the installation of monitoring equipment and occupant surveys in premises. These are detailed below.</p>
How to apply for CodeMark certification
<p>To apply for BRANZ CodeMark certification for your building product, you need to first complete an enquiry form, giving information about your product and your company. All information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence.</p>
CodeMark is a voluntary product certification scheme that provides an easily understood and robust way to show a building product, design or method meets the requirements of the New Zealand Building Code or the Building Code of Australia.
<p>The following definitions were used in the BEES project.</p>
A BRANZ Appraisal is a robust, in-depth and independent evaluation of a building product or system to assess whether it is fit for purpose and meets Building Code performance requirements.