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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Building materials testing
Our testing services provide product manufacturers and suppliers with insights into the performance and service life of building materials. We achieve this by assessing expected durability during the material’s lifetime and potential issues caused by corrosion, weathering and ageing.
Indoor air quality
<p>In this stream, we characterised the performance of devices such as photocatalytic oxidisers to see how they can be used effectively in real-world situations such as schools.</p>
<p>The following definitions were used in the BEES project.</p>
Building materials performance testing
<p data-block-key="l7g64">We use accelerated weathering, ultraviolet (UV) light and moisture exposure to test the mechanical strength retention and durability of building materials and products, including plastics, metals, cement, timber and wood-based materials.</p>
Our climate is changing, with big implications for the building industry. BRANZ is working with partners to help the industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions and be better prepared to cope with the changes.
Building materials durability testing
<p>BRANZ tests the durability of building materials, components and construction methods to determine if they will remain functional over the 5, 15 or 50-year period required for compliance with New Zealand Building Code clause B2 <i>Durability</i>.</p>
<p>BEES was a collaboration with global involvement.</p>
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="x5h4w">Many opportunities are available for most new spec homes to improve their year-round comfort and reduce additional heating and cooling needs.</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.