What’s covered in this whitepaper?

This whitepaper guides you through the requirements of the Building Regulations and the NHBC. You will find out about the various methods of balcony drainage and the main considerations for each method. The whitepaper also looks at New Zealand’s recent “leaky homes crisis” and identifies the challenges that were faced and how we can learn from them.

What is the ‘leaky homes crisis’?

The leaky homes crisis in New Zealand was estimated in 2009 to have incurred costs of approximately $11.3 billion and is still ongoing. This construction and legal crisis affected timber framed buildings built from 1994 – 2004 which suffered from issues with their weather-tightness and drainage.

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