16 October 2014: Latest issue of Codewords now available »
11 August 2014: As part of MBIE’s broader grow New Zealand for all purpose, MBIE is supporting the ‘Building a Better New Zealand 2014 conference’ , which is taking place from 3-5 September 2014.
30 July 2014: Building Controls Update No. 163: Residential guidance sixth issue of technical clarifications and updates »
25 July 2014: Building Controls Update No. 162: Protection from Fire – Frequently asked questions update »
Building Act online .
ConsumerBuild: Help with building, renovating and maintaining your home.
Your Council: Look up the contact details of your local council.
Info about the Resource Management Act
A glossary of building terms with links to further information.
Welcome to the building section of our website. Here you will find information and guidance on building legislation and controls.
Includes information about:
A way of solving disputes about the rules that apply to buildings, and how they are used.
Licensing for designers, site supervisors and some trades came into effect in 2007.
1. See what the law says. Review the legislation.2. Check our information for different groups.3. Use our search function. 4. Contact us.