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BRANZ Landscape Construction Handbook

BRANZ - Books for The Building Trade

Landscape Construction covers the design, building and planning rules as they apply to landscape construction and provides guidance on design and construction to ensure good practices are followed. It also considers the impact of landscape design and construction on the durability, structure and amenity value of surrounding buildings.

The book assumes some knowledge of building and is not a step-by-step guide. It discusses appropriate materials, the best use of them and their durability but is not intended to be a how-to guide to landscape building projects.

This second edition contains updated references to the New Zealand Building Code (the Building Code) and New Zealand standards. It includes more information than the first edition on sustainability and covers new materials and the reinterpreted ways that old materials may be used.