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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 >>

Deferred Maintenance Harms Affordability

Wednesday, 13 February 2008, 9:39 am | Branz

Choosing to defer maintenance on property or opting to purchase housing in poor condition carries with it significant affordability risks, according to BRANZ Research Strategy Manager, Chris Kane. More >>

BRANZ finds Summer Increase in Heat Pumps

Friday, 18 January 2008, 12:33 am | Branz

Heat pumps are quickly becoming the preferred way to heat and cool New Zealand homes, according to the initial findings of a soon to be released research report from BRANZ. More >>

Impact of H1 Requirement

Monday, 5 November 2007, 12:46 am | Branz

Architects, designers and building officials are among the attendees expected at a series of seminars to be presented by senior BRANZ scientists, Nigel Isaacsand Michael Camilleri, and Department of Building & Housing Building Standards Advisors, ... More >>

Research Highlights NZ Wood Challenge

Wednesday, 24 October 2007, 12:40 am | Branz

Wood is losing ground to other building products and wood has lost some market share in its primary stronghold, the residential building market as well as its share of different building component markets (e.g. flooring, framing, claddings) according ... More >>

BRANZ Weathertightness Seminars For Builders

Monday, 8 October 2007, 4:34 pm | Branz

BRANZ is to host a series of educational seminars entitled, Shortening the Odds - reducing your building risk at 22 centres around the country on various dates during November and December this year, and in March next year. More >>

Well-clad houses keep weather out

Friday, 17 August 2007, 4:11 pm | Branz

A special offer of two good practice guides, including the newly released Texture-Coated Claddings and the already popular Masonry Veneer publication is being offered by BRANZ until the end of August, to underline to industry professionals as well as ... More >>

How can we make our homes carbon neutral?

Friday, 17 August 2007, 2:15 pm | Branz

BRANZ MEDIA RELEASE Decade of energy research concluded 17 August 2007 How can we make our homes carbon neutral? A seminar to be held in Wellington on Tuesday, 28 August 2007will release the results from a major research programme into energy use ... More >>

Minimising the Impact of Wild Weather on Homes

Monday, 16 July 2007, 10:18 am | Branz

The recent weather has brought destruction and damage to buildings and homes on an unprecedented level. The bad news is - the type of weather events we’ve been witnessing lately are predicted to increase. The good news is - you can minimise the potential ... More >>

Online with Sustainability website

Monday, 25 June 2007, 2:30 pm | Branz

A new website launched by building research company BRANZ could lead to lower power bills and water rates for homeowners, and to more environmentally-friendly homes across the country. More >>

BRANZ Practical Sustainable Building Approach

Monday, 25 June 2007, 2:23 pm | Branz

BRANZ have turned the lofty ideas of sustainable building into practical techniques through the launch of a new web-based resource, More >>