SR387 Prioritising quality: Literature review of common residential housing defects (December 2017)
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- BRANZ Limited
- Tegan Wardle and Anne Duncan
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- Study report
The sources provide useful data on a wide range of complex multidimensional issues and relevant remedial measures. These can be used to inform further research aiming to raise residential building quality in New Zealand.
The aim of this project is to determine the barriers to achieving quality housing in New Zealand. 369 sources of literature were identified through keyword searching of databases and hand searching of relevant New Zealand industry websites. Final data presentation is based on inductive thematic analysis, resulting in four themes describing 159 relevant sources:
• Housing quality issues – categorised in the report by Building Code clause.
• Life cycle quality issues – documenting barriers to quality within each stage of a building’s life.
• Quality perception, satisfaction and end use – describing issues reported in relation to the consumer or end user.
• Improving the building process – grouping together different types of quality-raising measures.