Weathertightness: Guide to the diagnosis of leaky buildings

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About this document

  • Published on 6 May 2011
  • Of interest to Registered architect, Building consent authorities, Builders, Designers,
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-34385–4 (Print) / 978-0-478-34386-1 (Online)
  • 1st edition


This guide sets out good practice for diagnosing and assessing leaky (or potentially leaky) buildings. It covers the tools and techniques available to assessors and how to clearly and logically display findings and conclusions in a report. It is targeted at those who carry out detailed inspections.

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