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Building Beautiful Homes – The Branz Way

Building Beautiful Homes – The Branz Way

What is it that makes a home functional, beautiful and comfortable to live in?

Good design is not just about appearances. It’s about making best use of the site, building with the most appropriate materials, and ensuring the finished product retains that undefinable ingredient that makes it special.

If you’re considering a new timber-framed home, or changes to your existing one, then this new book from BRANZ, Timber-Framed Homes – A Guide to their Good Construction, is a must.

Timber-Framed Homes explains the basic principles of a well-designed and built timber-framed building – including weathertightness, durability, comfort and safety.

Packed full of simplified diagrams, beautiful full-page colour photographs and written in an easy-to-understand style, Timber-Framed Homes is specially for those with no specialised knowledge of building.

Topics covered include chemical treatment of timber, sustainability, construction standards, wall claddings, internal linings and finishings, safety measures and maintenance.

Copies cost just $10.00, (plus $4 p&p). Order direct from BRANZ Bookshop online: or phone our Customer Service Manager on 0800 80 80 85, press 2.

Attention all designers, architects and building companies! Help restore consumer confidence by using this highly topical publication to outline to your customers and clients the key principles in the construction of a quality built timber-framed home. Take advantage of our special launch offer and buy enough for all your clients today. $10 each (plus $4 p&p) or bulk-buy 10 copies for just $5 each – that’s $50 (plus $8 p&p).

The Building Research Association of New Zealand was first established in 1969 by the building industry for the general development of building and construction, and as a resource for independent, unbiased research, testing and information. BRANZ Ltd main office and research facilities are based just a few kilometres north of Wellington, at Judgeford.
March 31, 2004.

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