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New Zealand Standards

The building control framework comprises mandatory and non-mandatory documents.

Standards, which are created by the organisation Standards New Zealand, come into the non-mandatory category. Many Compliance Documents refer to them in Acceptable Solutions or Verification Methods.

When a Standard is published or revised, the Department reviews it to determine whether it is suitable to be used in the Compliance Documents. Depending on the outcome of the review, the Department may cite the entire Standard or parts of it in a Compliance Document. It may also cite the Standard subject to certain modifications.

For more information about Standards, visit the Standards New Zealand [External website]. website.