Falling from heights: Cost benefit analysis of scaffolding for single storey houses

December 1, 2017

A report commissioned by BRANZ and funded by the Building Research Levy.

The Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) commissioned NZIER to assess the benefits and costs of using scaffolding on single storey new build houses, following the introduction of stricter working at heights guidance in 2012. The guidelines recommend the use of scaffolding for working at heights for single storey residential construction, which is a change in common practice for single storey residential construction.

The report can be read here. [Link to the BRANZ website.]