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After the rot: Improving the durability of building envelopes in domestic housing, New Zealand

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dc.contributor.author Murphy, Chris
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-19T23:28:22Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-19T23:28:22Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10652/1586
dc.description.abstract The issue of weathertightness of the external building envelope in domestic scaled timber frames continues to be an issue in New Zealand, some ten years after the results of a major cladding survey into the durability and weathertightness of the exterior cladding envelope carried out by the writer in the year 2000. The fallout from leaking buildings has estimated to have cost the country billions of dollars in lost production and expensive repair. The social impact on those caught up in the leaking home has been considerable, with often heart rending tales of stress and financial hardship the result. This paper will explore the initiatives taken by the building industry and the Government since the issue became a major public concern. It will examine the influences, both positive and negative, that resulting legislation and changed building practices brought in as a result of this crisis, have had on the sustainability and affordability of the domestic dwelling in New Zealand. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.publisher International Association for Housing Science en_NZ
dc.subject Building technology en_NZ
dc.subject Weathertightness en_NZ
dc.subject Building controls en_NZ
dc.title After the rot: Improving the durability of building envelopes in domestic housing, New Zealand en_NZ
dc.type Conference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedings en_NZ
dc.rights.holder Chris Murphy en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 120202 Building Science and Techniques en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Murphy, C. (2010). After the rot: Improving the durability of building envelopes in domestic housing, New Zealand. In Design, Technology, Refurbishment and Management of Buildings, Proceedings of the 37th IAHS World Congress on Housing Science, Santander, Spain. (CD-Rom Ed.) en_NZ
unitec.institution Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
unitec.publication.title In Design, Technology, Refurbishment and Management of Buildings, Proceedings of the 37th IAHS World Congress on Housing Science en_NZ
unitec.conference.title Design, Technology, Refurbishment and Management of Buildings: 37th IAHS World Congress on Housing Science en_NZ
unitec.conference.org International Association for Housing Science en_NZ
unitec.conference.location Santander, Spain en_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate 2010-10-26
unitec.conference.edate 2010-10-29
unitec.peerreviewed yes en_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms 51216


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