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BRANZ publications provide practical building and design advice on many topics. You can buy many of these in either hard copy or electronic formats (ePubs), but some are only available in an electronic format. You can also purchase online learning modules and past BRANZ seminars.

Please note: The link to your electronic formats (ePubs) will expire after 28 days and require an eReader to view.

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Junctions module: Junction installation for LBPs

This module provides an introduction to junction installation for LBPs. It covers what are junctions and why they are important; how water behaves; flashings, penetrations, sealants, and sequencing; what you need to know before you start building; common issues and problems during installation.

Junctions module: Introduction to junctions

A junction is where materials meet or change direction and can be a weakness in the weathertightness of the building envelope. This module covers how water behaves; why junctions are important; the different types of junctions. 

Junctions module: Junctions in practice

Using case studies for a simple house and a complex house, this module illustrates the design of a variety of junctions and the issues to consider.

Building Basics: Weathertightness (2nd edition)

This book aims to provide background to the issues and contributing factors and guidance on the principles of weathertight construction - how water behaves and how we deal with it.

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Good Practice Guide: Waterproof decks and balconies

This guide focuses on the ‘good’ design, specification and construction requirements for all types of waterproof decks and balconies (Building Code, structure, substrate, membrane and walk-on surface) to residential buildings (stand-alone houes, townhouses, apartments and so on) to ensure such decks will be serviceable over the life of the building.

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Webinar: Engineered Wood Products (EWPs)

This webinar takes you through the results of a recent BRANZ research into the appetite for using EWPs in building, the perceptions that exist about them and potential barriers.  It also covers the range of resources available in New Zealand to help make decisions regarding the use and performance of EWPs and the what the implications of their use might be and how to effectively incorporate them into building projects.

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Please note: access to this webstream will expire after 1 month.

Webinar: Assessing SIPs in New Zealand

Hear how BRANZ is investigating the performance of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) under New Zealand's climate, and in the case of an earthquake or fire. 

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Please note: access to this webstream will expire after 1 month.

Seminar: Plumbing and Drainage - Water supply

The session will cover pipe sizing, backflow requirements and hot water solutions and the applicable valve sets.
$110.00
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Seminar: Plumbing and Drainage - Drainage

The session will cover underslab drainage (applicable to all classes of buildings) and a number of plumbing stack systems.

$110.00
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Stairs Module: Curved and Winder Stairs

This module covers D1/AS1 design requirements for curved and winder stairs.

Stairs Module: Stair Landings

This module covers design and construction requirements for landings, including quarter and half landings.

Stairs Module: Stair Barriers

This module covers design and construction requirements for barriers, specifically in relation to stairways.

Stairs Module: Exterior Stairs

This module covers D1/AS1 design requirements for exterior stairs.

Stairs Module: Introduction to Stair Design

This module provides an introduction to stairway design following D1/AS1 including specifications and features that are required for safety and ease of use.

Stairs Module: Handrails

This module focuses on stair handrails, including when and why they’re used, and specifications for handrail design in different situations.

Module: Building consent challenge

This module is for anyone who is or could be involved in the building consent process. You’ll start with five projects, but not all of them will need consent.

To pass this module, you need to work through the steps for the rest of the projects to get a Code Compliance Certificate for each.

Gain 100% in the test at the end of the module, and you'll receive a record of your completion that can be submitted as part of your CPD activity log.

Module: General timber framing

This module focuses on the concepts and features critical to the design of timber wall framing.

Topics covered in this self-paced module: 

  • What loads impact on timber framing?
  • How does a timber frame resist loads?
  • What factors influence the impact of load on a frame?
  • Library of useful material
  • Did I understand all of this? 

Gain 100% in the test at the end of the module, and you'll receive a record of your completion that can be submitted as part of your CPD activity log.

Module: Introduction to moisture

Moisture can make its way into a house in a range of ways - exterior, interior, ground and construction. This module focuses on the effects of moisture on houses and the people who live in them.

Topics covered in this self-paced module:

  • Where does it come from?
  • Why is it important?
  • In the past
  • Library of useful material

Gain 100% in the test at the end of the module, and you'll receive a record of your completion that can be submitted as part of your CPD activity log.

Module: Properties of moisture

The structure and behaviour of moisture can help us understand why a house is having weathertightness issues and how to design to avoid those issues. Weathertightness issues in houses can lead to health problems, financial headaches and structural worries.

Topics covered in this self-paced module:

  • Why is moisture important to understand?
  • What form does HO take?
  • How does it behave?
  • Library of useful material

Gain 100% in the test at the end of the module, and you'll receive a record of your completion that can be submitted as part of your CPD activity log.

Module: Introduction to timber treatment

This module focuses on the basic concepts of timber treatment.

Topics covered in this self-paced module: 

  • Why do we treat timber?
  • What types of timber treatment are there?
  • What types of chemicals are there?
  • Why do I need to know how the timber has been treated?
  • Library of useful materials 

Gain 100% in the test at the end of the module, and you'll receive a record of your completion that can be submitted as part of your CPD activity log.