In this post, we explore the importance of BRANZ appraised products and what the appraisal means for your next project.Read more
The job’s not done until the paint is on—but the majority of weatherboards require a unique touch of the brush. Make the most of the exterior of your next project and follow these weatherboard painting tips.Read more
These classic timber weatherboard profiles have a well-earned reputation for weathertightness and durability—but, like any cladding, only if they are installed properly.
Corroded fastenings. Water damage. Weathertightness failure. These are all too common sights for disappointed homeowners whose cladding has interacted unexpectedly with incompatible nearby materials.
Builders installing cladding have a legal and professional obligation to ensure that homeowners have all the information they need to keep their new weatherboards sturdy, durable, and weatherproof.Read more
Even the best laid plans don’t always work out exactly as intended—sometimes, product substitutions are required. But substituting one weatherboard material for another isn’t a reason to substitute good building practice as well.Read more
Building a house? You need to maintain your momentum. Learn about the most common delays you’ll be faced with as a homebuilder, and the techniques you can use to lessen the damage—or even avoid them entirely.Read more
Good things take time—but how much time?Read more
Houses come in all shapes and sizes, and are built from a wide variety of different materials—but which is right for your build?Read more
A building consent is an approval from your local district council to perform a set of specified work. This consent involves an application process, governed by the Building Act 2004. It is often a requirement for major construction work, particularly for new home builds.Read more