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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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>
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.
BEES for energy modelling
<p>The data collected was used to create thermal simulation models of the buildings.</p>
Energy efficiency is about using the least possible energy to perform a task. Reducing energy loss and using passive design elements such as effective house orientation, glazing and insulation can make homes warmer, healthier and cheaper to run.
How to apply for an Appraisal
<p data-block-key="3s3x0">To apply for a BRANZ Appraisal for your product, you need to first complete an enquiry form, giving information about your product and your company. All information you provide will be treated with the strictest confidence.</p>
<p data-block-key="wn1k2">Warm, humid summers and mild winters.</p>
TR16 Proposed standard test method for surface flammability of combustible cladding and exterior wall assemblies using vertical channel test apparatus
<p>Technical Recommendation 16 has been developed from the draft ASTM test standard E5.22.07 and the findings of BRANZ Study Report SR137.</p><p>The specifications for the vertical channel test apparatus are detailed, together with requirements for the preparation and installation of the test specimen. This document contains the requirements for calibration of the test apparatus, the operation of the test procedure and reporting of test results. Performance criteria are given for the determination of acceptable performance.</p>