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Building Act online

The Building Act Link to the Legisation website. is available from the New Zealand Legisation website.

essential resources

The following publications contain the latest information about changes under the Building Act.

related information

Get a copy of the Building Act

There are several ways you can get a copy of the Building Act 2004 and Building Amendment Act 2005.

Read the Act online or download a PDF copy

Download the Building Act 2004New Zealand Legislation website. from the New Zealand legislation website
Key features of the Building Act are:

  • licensing for builder practitioners
  • review of the Building Code
  • certification of proprietary building products
  • accreditation and registration of building consent authorities
  • new provisions around building consents and inspections.

Building Amendment Act 2008[External website].
Amendments to the Building Act 2008 were passed into law in April 2008.

The Building Act 2004 - a summary [PDF 128 KB, 2 pages]
This brochure provides a concise overview of the Act’s key changes and timings.

Buy a print copy

Buy a printed copy onlineNew Zealand Legislation website. , or from a bookseller such as Vicbooks [External Website]. or Bennetts Government Bookshop.