Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Auckland City accepting consents listing

25 August 2005

Auckland City accepting consents listing boron-treated timber Auckland City has announced it is accepting building consents that specify timber treated with TimberSaver, a boron treatment.

An advice note will be attached to these approved consents stating how the timber should be used. The advice note also states that a certificate from the timber supplier is required outlining the date of manufacture of the frame, when the timber was delivered and the type and level of treatment.

This follows the release of a preliminary report from the Department of Building and Housing on the long-term viability of timber treated with TimberSaver.

Bob de Leur, Auckland City’s principal building officer, says the council is pleased the results of the investigation have been positive.

“We’re glad the Department of Building and Housing investigated the issue quickly. Homeowners can now use this advice note when seeking assurance that buildings are constructed using appropriately treated timber and that this timber is used in the correct location in the building,” he says.

Mr de Leur says the issue has raised the level of awareness in the industry of appropriate product usage.

“It has certainly provided a valuable lesson for manufacturers selling building products and for builders using the product. Homeowners have also become more aware of the importance of using products that are suitable for the purpose they are intended for.”

The advice note attached to the building consents will also state that the report has now been received and that further work is currently been undertaken by Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) on behalf of the Department of Building and Housing.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news