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Survey Highlights Need for Better Insulation & Heating

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 11:56 am | Branz

Results in the latest report on the BRANZ House Condition Survey show around half of New Zealand houses still lack adequate insulation and under-heat their home in winter. More >>

NZ rental property condition continues to lag behind

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 10:58 am | Branz

The condition of owner occupied houses is still well above houses being rented in New Zealand according to the recent BRANZ House Condition Survey. More >>

Housing multi-generational families

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 3:57 pm | Branz

An unrecognized household type, the multi-generational household (MGH), where more than one generation of related adults live together, has been rising sharply in New Zealand. More >>

New Director appointed to the BRANZ Board

Monday, 10 August 2015, 2:55 pm | Branz

BRANZ Chair, Dr Helen Anderson, announced today the appointment of Alan Bickers (MNZM JP) to the BRANZ Group Board of Directors. Mr Bickers will be one of five Directors elected by the Building Research Advisory Council who sit alongside the independent ... More >>

BRANZ National survey

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 2:56 pm | Branz

The results from the fourth national new house owner’s satisfaction survey are out and they contain some important messages for the residential building industry in New Zealand. More >>

New Zealand Research team leading the way internationally

Friday, 5 December 2014, 11:51 am | Branz

New Zealand Research team leading the way internationally BRANZ CEO, Chelydra Percy, has today congratulated former BRANZ scientist Dr Malcolm Cunningham, along with the four other co-directors, including Professor Howden-Chapman for winning the $500,000 ... More >>

BRANZ appoints two independent Directors to the Board

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:34 am | Branz

BRANZ Chair, Dr Helen Anderson announced today the appointment of Lesley Haines and Stephen Titter to the BRANZ Group Board of Directors. They are the first independent Board members to be appointed alongside five other construction industry nominated ... More >>

BRANZ welcomes announcement of Science Challenge 11

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 3:52 pm | Branz

BRANZ today welcomes the announcement of the National Science Challenge on better homes, towns and cities by Hon Dr Nick Smith at the Building a Better New Zealand conference. The new National Science Challenge will provide a new approach to science ... More >>

BRANZ announces resignation of CEO Pieter Burghout

Friday, 31 May 2013, 10:27 am | Branz

BRANZ has regrettably announced the resignation of its CEO, Pieter Burghout, Group chairman Chris Preston said today. More >>

Renovate the right way

Wednesday, 7 September 2011, 3:02 pm | Branz

Get the technical know-how on refurbishing houses from different eras with www.renovate.org.nz. This website is the first of its kind in New Zealand, providing everything you need to know about renovating villas, bungalows, art deco, 1940 – 60s and 1970s homes. More >>

BRANZ uncover drop in New Zealand housing conditions

Wednesday, 11 May 2011, 12:22 pm | Branz

The state of New Zealand’s housing stock has slipped according to initial findings from the BRANZ House Condition Survey. BRANZ recently completed its fourth House Condition Survey of 573 homes throughout the country. This is the largest survey ... More >>

BRANZ work included in renowned research journal

Friday, 1 October 2010, 2:28 pm | Branz

The BRANZ Household Energy End-use Project (HEEP) project has been given further international recognition by its recent inclusion into the journal ‘Building Research and Information.’ More >>

Warmup Undertile Heating – BRANZ Appraised

Wednesday, 15 September 2010, 4:28 pm | Branz

New Zealand’s premier radiant electric underfloor heating company Warmup New Zealand have recently been awarded the much coveted BRANZ Appraisal for their industry leading undertile electric heating. More >>

New home comforts under spotlight

Tuesday, 15 September 2009, 3:27 pm | Branz

Heat pumps, Plasma screens, LCD televisions and set top boxes are household items many of us use on a daily basis. But how is our usage of these types of products affecting overall electricity consumption?

BRANZ is conducting a nationwide study titled ‘Key Energy Uses’ looking at how heat pumps are used, their performance, installation quality, electricity use (summer and winter) and temperatures in our homes with heat pumps. More >>

BRANZ forecasts boom in home renovations

Wednesday, 5 August 2009, 2:59 pm | Branz

BRANZ is predicting an increase in retrofit and renovation work to upgrade our aging housing stock. Currently consented renovation work is about $1.2 billion per year. However BRANZ has forecasted, in its Housing Life Cycle and Sustainability report, ... More >>

Is Your Home Warm Enough - Even in a Powercut?

Wednesday, 28 May 2008, 4:56 pm | Branz

BRANZ Energy Scientist, Nigel Isaacs is to give a public lecture on how house occupants might enjoy a warmer home without incurring additional energy costs. More >>

BRANZ appoints new CEO

Monday, 26 May 2008, 6:20 pm | Branz

BRANZ chairman Graham Coe said Mr Burghout had a wealth of experience in the building and construction industry, and would be a great asset to the organisation. More >>

BRANZ Reports Massive Increase in Heat Pump Usage

Friday, 28 March 2008, 12:07 am | Branz

BRANZ Ltd is NZ’s leading provider of research, testing, consultancy and educational services for the building and construction industry. While BRANZ Ltd has its own Board, it is owned by Building Research and draws 45% of its income from investments ... More >>

BRANZ Seminars on Sustainable Design

Wednesday, 19 March 2008, 1:41 pm | Branz

Anyone wanting to understand how their design choices impact on the energy efficiency of a building is encouraged to attend BRANZ’ sustainable design seminars, the first of which starts on 5 May in Dunedin. More >>

BRANZ Seminar on Construction Contracts

Thursday, 14 February 2008, 12:32 am | Branz

Builders wanting to get to grips with the Construction Contracts Act will be given the opportunity with the next round of BRANZ seminars, starting on 4 March in Dunedin. More >>

 

 

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