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Practice Advisory 19: Improving earthquake performance of non-structural elements

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 19
Good performance of non-structural elements in earthquakes can save lives and costs.

Practice Advisory 20: Improving earthquake performance of secondary structural elements

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 20
Good performance of secondary structural elements in earthquakes can save lives and costs.

Constructing cavities for wall claddings

Building Code compliance > E Moisture > E2 External moisture > Constructing cavities for wall claddings
Understand how to construct drained and vented cavities for wall claddings.

Alternative solution for branding treated framing

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B2 Durability > Alternative solution for branding treated framing
An alternative solution for treated framing to ensure ongoing identification on the timber.

Changes to H3.1 for solid timber framing

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B2 Durability > Changes to H3.1 for solid timber framing
Important information for framing specifiers. H3.1 treatment class is no longer an Acceptable Solution for solid timber.

Change to Acceptable Solution for timber preservative treatment

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B2 Durability > Change to Acceptable Solution for timber preservative treatment
Guidance on the latest amendment to Acceptable Solution B2/AS1 for timber durability.

External moisture guide to E2/AS1 risk matrix

Building Code compliance > E Moisture > E2 External moisture > External moisture guide to E2/AS1 risk matrix
Help using the risk matrix in Acceptable Solution E2/AS1 to assess weathertightness

Guidance on barrier design for Building Code clause B1

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Guidance on barrier design for Building Code clause B1
Barrier design loading requirements and recommendations for designers, manufacturers and installers of barriers.

Guidance on Building Code compliance for retrofitting insulation in external walls

Building Code compliance > H Energy efficiency > H1 Energy efficiency > Retrofitting insulation in external walls
Guidance to help understand Building Code requirements for retrofitting insulation in external walls.

Weathertightness: Guide to the diagnosis of leaky buildings

Building Code compliance > E Moisture > E2 External moisture > Guide to the diagnosis of leaky buildings
Assistance, tools and information for assessors of leaky buildings.

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: