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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.


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


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.

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