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Level will help you design and build homes which have less impact on the environment and are healthier, more comfortable, and have lower running costs.

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What's new 

 

Ban proposed on retrofitting foil insulation under houses

The serious safety risks around retrofitting foil insulation under houses are likely to see the practice banned. Read more.

Report unfit building products

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has set up an email address for reporting building products that do not comply with the Building Code. Read more.

Insulation standard open for comments

An updated version of NZS 4246 Energy efficiency – Installing bulk thermal insulation in residential buildings is open for public comments. Read more.

An introduction of life cycle assessment

A new BRANZ bulletin explains this tool for calculating the potential environmental impacts of building materials.  Read more.

Recently added

  • We’ve added a page about the Passive House standard to our Passive Design section and a page about the risks of Construction noise to our Health and safety section.
  • Sustainable Building Design in New Zealand #1

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  • Sustainable Building Design in New Zealand #2

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