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 Research Reports

Each year BRANZ invests the Building Research Levy in research as part of our vision to inspire the industry to provide better buildings for New Zealanders. 

Outputs and results from this research is transformed into a technical research report which may be used by the industry as an information resource.

The reports below reflect research done by BRANZ and external independent providers which are funded by the levy. 

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 Research Reports

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The fire performance of unloaded nailed gusset connections for fire-rated timber members, SR021

The influence of design and procurement on construction site waste generation - a pilot study, SR081

The influence of timber treatment preservative systems on the performance of commercial resistance-based moisture meters, SR161

The New Zealand Housing Preferences Survey: Attitudes towards medium-density housing, SR378

The New Zealand Rental Sector, ER22

The performance of bolted timber joints with departures from New Zealand code requirements, SR010

The performance of solar water heaters in New Zealand, SR188

The potential for over-cladding: A scoping study, SR324

The relationship between fire severity and time equivalence , SR314

The role of ventilation in managing moisture inside New Zealand homes, SR341

The SCIRT Innovation Project

The selection and hygro-thermal modelling of new New Zealand dwellings (pilot), SR361

The use of the cone calorimeter for determining the hazard of building materials and contents in fire, SR063

The value of sustainability - costs and benefits of sustainability and resilience features in houses, SR346

The value of sustainability: An investigation into barriers and enablers for solar power in New Zealand, SR353

The vibration performance of timber floors, SR079

The weathertightness of flashing downturns, SR332

Thermal performance of buildings with heavy walls, SR108

Timber corrosion test methodology, SR244

Timeline for incipient fire development, SR194