A good Brick and Blocklayer will always have a copy of the relevant standards nearby.

Brick and Blocklaying relevant Standards

Standards

Brick and Blocklayers are required to carry out consented building work as per the consented plans. The NZ Standards that Brick and Blocklayers should be familiar with are:

NZS HB 4236:2002

Masonry Veneer – Wall Cladding

 

This SNZ handbook sets out guidelines for masonry veneer exterior cladding in New Zealand.

 

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NZS HB 4236:2002

 

NZS 4229:2013

Concrete Masonry Buildings Not Requiring Specific Engineering Design

 

Sets a minimum standard for the design and construction of reinforced concrete masonry buildings.

 

 

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NZS 4229:2013

 

NZS 4230:2004

Design Of Reinforced Concrete Masonry Structures.

 

Provides information for the design of reinforced concrete masonry structures.

 

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NZS 4230:2004

 

NZS 4210:2001

Masonry construction: Materials and workmanship

 

Sets out the requirements for the materials and workmanship of clay, concrete and natural stone masonry to be used in conjunction with NZS 3604, NZS 4229 and NZS 4230 for the construction of masonry buildings and masonry veneers

 

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NZS 4210:2001

 

NZS 1170

Structural design actions

 

Sets out structural design and loading standards

 

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NZS:1170

 

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