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25 July 2014: Building Controls Update No. 162: Protection from Fire – Frequently asked questions update »

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essential resources

Building Act online Link to the Legisation website..

Consumerbuild website. ConsumerBuild: Help with building, renovating and maintaining your home.

New Zealand Government website. Your Council: Look up the contact details of your local council.

Resource Management Act. Info about the Resource Management Act [External website].

building A-Z

A glossary of building terms with links to further information.

Building

Welcome to the building section of our website. Here you will find information and guidance on building legislation and controls.

Determinations

A way of solving disputes about the rules that apply to buildings, and how they are used.

Licensing

Licensing for designers, site supervisors and some trades came into effect in 2007.

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