Dear Resident,

BRANZ is an independent and impartial research, testing and consulting organisation inspiring the building and construction industry to provide better buildings for New Zealanders. 

About the BRANZ Home Maintenance Survey
We are interested in how people maintain their homes.

Maintenance is defined as regular or routine building work to ensure that your home continues to be warm, weathertight and generally well functioning. It may involve the replacement or repair of components subject to wear or damage. It does not include renovations for the sole purpose of changing appearances to suit personal tastes.
It includes:
  • Minor work (such as fixing leaking windows, replacing curtains or washing down your home's external surfaces)
  • Major work (such as replacing a roof or fixing foundations)
By surveying people who live in different types of homes, BRANZ wish to know how perspectives of home maintenance might differ for people across a range of circumstances. Understanding the barriers to home maintenance will help BRANZ to consider better ways to enable residents to take care of their homes. There are no right or wrong answers.
What you need to do
Taking part in this study is voluntary and a completed survey implies consent. To complete the survey, simply respond to each question as required. You can pull out of the survey at any time before finishing the questions. However, a completed survey cannot be withdrawn.

Your survey responses will be kept confidential. This means none of your answers will ever be used to identify you. Individual responses will not be reported in any publications.

Only one person in your household can fill out the survey. If you have any questions, contact

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete.

What happens to your survey responses?
Once BRANZ receives your completed survey, your answers will become part of a pool of data that is analysed to show trends. The data is stored securely and access is restricted to our research team. Once BRANZ has completed the analysis, a research report will be written, and the findings may become part of information resources for home owners and the building industry. All BRANZ research reports can be accessed on our main website

Go in the draw to win an iPad Pro or $1,000 Prezzy card!!!
Participants who complete the survey have the option of going into a draw to win an iPad Pro or $1,000 Prezzy card. To be in the draw, you will need to provide your contact details at the end of this survey and have completed the survey by Friday 30 August, 2019. Your personal contact details will be kept confidential and stored separately from your survey feedback.
The draw will be held on Wednesday 4 September, 2019 and the winner will be contacted by BRANZ directly. The winner will get the opportunity to choose either the iPad or the Prezzy card as their prize.

Thank you for taking part.