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Schedule 1 of the building act - what can I do without a building consent? Good list of updates at the bottom - last ones Jan 2017

The Moisture Detection Company :The Probes - lots of information without drilling holes through the cladding

Learn about Building Peformance (useful govt website)

The Prendos "Leaky Home Guide"

Want to frighten yourself by learning more about Starchy (Starchybotrys)?
a few links here: three

Visiscope - excellence in remote visual inspection (Wellington based)

Standards New Zealand

Run the Risk Matrix over your house: The Design Navigator

Useful Practic Notes published by Auckland City Council - Council processing staff check all consent applications against these notes before a consent is issued; very useful

Understand your site - a whole collection of useful tools

A good selection of relevant, FREE publications from BRANZ

Look at DBH Determinations

The New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors Inc

The Home Owners and Buyers Association of New Zealand - A useful first stop for a homeowner who has just found themselves in the leaky home nightmare

Wood eating insects, at least one useful page:
The Biology and control of beetles attacking seasoned timber (1950)


Wise Move If you are moving around NZ, check these people out. Their blurb says: New Zealand’s largest and unique transport marketplace, where people with large or heavy deliveries find local moving companies and Man With a Van services with just one enquiry. The platform is free to use and will save you time and money.

Builders specialising in repairs of leaky homes:

Lifebuilt Silverdale based, done reclads for a few building surveyors I know

Platinum Pacific Reclad An Auckland Company that has been doing this for a while, Nice web site as of Oct 2011

Reclad Solutions. More into multis than stand alones, very efficient.

Integrity Building Services Ltd, done quite a few reclads over the last six years Yes that is the name of the company, comes highly recommended by someonoe I know who gets to see a lot of recladding jobs.

Draftspeople - for drawing up plans / obtaining building consent for the reclad

Solutions Architecture Ltd