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Weathertightness Liability Loophole: how to avoid it

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Purchasers pull out when vendor is unwilling to have the Mdu Probe System installed

Below is a recent case where the purchasers of a plaster home were seeking assurances as to the condition and health of the property. Their investigations and advice led them to request the Mdu Probe System be installed as part … Continue reading

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Recent wired Mdu System installation

As well as standard Mdu Probe installations in existing buildings, the Mdu System can be wired directly into a new building during construction to provide an invisible, full-protection moisture monitoring system. This wired Mdu System is perfect for new homes … Continue reading

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Plaster home stigma may cost NZers more than actual leaky home issues

It is all agreed that the construction of leaky buildings is a stain on the side of New Zealand’s built history. There are many many cases of badly damaged houses where owners have inherited major problems that need urgent and … Continue reading

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Weathertightness and your building – what to expect

Weathertightness and your building – what to expect Expect good weathertightness performance from your property Everyone wants a building that gives you and others a place to live, work and play. Therefore a building should have good weathertightness performance to … Continue reading

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Why does moisture accumulate in cold areas?

Why does moisture accumulate in cold areas? In cold areas, the air in that location has a raised relative humidity compared to surrounding comparative environments. This correspondingly encourages materials in this higher humidity environment to absorb and retain more water … Continue reading

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How do you define moisture levels in air?

How do you define moisture levels in air? Moisture in air is water vapour – and is present in air in almost all circumsances. The amount of moisture in air is very small in comparison with materials or in liguid. … Continue reading

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How does moisture in the air and moisture in materials interact?

How does moisture in the air and moisture in materials interact? There is a relationship between airborne moisture (vapour) and moisture in materials which dictates their equilibrium relationship. Share on Facebook

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Unrepairable damage during ‘expert investigation’

See the photos showing the damage done by an investigating Building Surveyor on behalf of the DBH (Department of Building and Housing) during a Determination – and often a standard level of damage during investigation using ‘traditional’ techniques. Would YOU … Continue reading

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2002 The Hunn Report

“The Hunn Report” 2002 Report of the Overview Group on the Weathertightness of Buildings to the Building Industry Authority This document was a landmark report officially confirming that New Zealand had a serious problem with its buildings, and is arguably … Continue reading

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