Current Surveys ~ all require a postcard invite

BRANZ

Home renovation survey

If you have received a postcard invite, Click the 'take the survey!' box (below) to get started. 

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What is the purpose of the survey?
BRANZ wants to know about consumer decision making about ‘beyond code’ features within refurbishments / retrofitting residential housing. We are also interested in how the industry communicates the benefits of exceeding the minimum standards to its consumers, and where these benefits are being realised.

Survey information
BRANZ is New Zealand's independent and impartial research, testing and consulting organisation. We work with the building and construction industry to provide better buildings for New Zealanders. The BRANZ Incorporated Society is a non-profitable investor in industry good research and knowledge transfer. We invest in research and information to achieve benefits for New Zealanders by improving the knowledge base of the building and construction industry.

You are invited to participate in a survey Building smarter - retrofitting beyond code about the benefits of exceeding the minimum standard in refurbished homes in New Zealand.

Why have I been invited to participate in this survey?
You are eligible as you have recently (within the last 2 years) applied for a building consent to undertake a refurbishment.

Do I have to complete the survey?
No. completion of this survey is voluntary. If you decide not to participate it will not affect your relationship with BRANZ now or in the future. Once you have completed the survey it is not possible to withdraw your answers.

About the survey
The survey is 29 questions long and can be completed online or as a paper version (upon request: info@globalresearch.nz or 03 355 4562). The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
You will be asked some questions about your refurbishment, especially details about your decision to include or not design features that were beyond the standards as set out in the New Zealand building code, information you sought about your refurbishment and some basic demographic questions.

By completing the survvey, you go into the draw to win one of three $200 Prezzy cards.

Your answers are important to us and will remain confidential
Any information collected will be securely stored without any identifying information. Only Dr Casimir MacGregor (BRANZ) and Patrick O’Neill (Global Research) will have access to the data, which will be held securely on the Qualtrics and BRANZ servers.

What happens with the results?
We will publish results in peer reviewed journals, conference papers, BRANZ study reports and other materials for industry, such as information in Build magazine. Your answers will not be identifiable in any publication.

What should I do if I want to contact the researcher further before I decide?
If after you have read this information you have any queries, Dr Casimir MacGregor, Senior Social Scientist, BRANZ will be able to discuss this with you. If you would like more information at any stage, please do not hesitate to contact him on (04) 238 1315 or email: casimir.macgregor@branz.co.nz

Survey Terms & Conditions

  • All responses will be stored on a secure database
  • Responses will only be used for the purposes of this survey
  • Information provided will not be shared with a third party
  • Only aggregated results will be released, individuals will not be identifiable.

Christchurch City Waterways Survey

THIS SURVEY HAS NOW CLOSED

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Improving the quality of our waterways is a priority for Christchurch City Council and a requirement of the Environment Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan. This is not something that can be achieved by stormwater treatment infrastructure alone.  So, the Council is proposing a community water partnership programme focused on educating, engaging and empowering communities to help stop contaminants getting into stormwater.

This survey is the first step in that process. It will help us identify and understand what motivates people, the barriers to people taking action and the emotional triggers that prompt change. 

Survey Terms & Conditions

  • All responses will be stored on a secure database
  • Responses will only be used for the purposes of this survey
  • Information provided will not be shared with a third party
  • Only aggregated results will be released, individuals will not be identifiable.

BRANZ

New Home Survey

If you have received a postcard invite, Click the 'take the survey!' box (below) to get started. 

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The purpose of this survey is to measure how well the building industry is performing, from the owner's point of view.
 
BRANZ (Building Research Association of New Zealand) is New Zealand's independent and impartial research, testing and consulting organisation. 
 
For the purpose of this survey, the term "builder" relates to all people involved in the build process. This includes any office staff you may have dealt with, the project manager, sub-contractors and anyone else involved in the process.
 
Confidentiality will be preserved and individual responses will not be identified in any reports. 
All responses are added together and no individual is identified in reports produced by BRANZ.
 
The survey normally takes around five minutes to complete.
 
By completing the survey, you become eligible to win one of five $250 Prezzy Cards, which are redeemable nearly anywhere.

Survey Terms & Conditions

  • All responses will be stored on a secure database
  • Responses will only be used for the purposes of this survey
  • Information provided will not be shared with a third party
  • Only aggregated results will be released, individuals will not be identifiable.