Links and information regarding complying with the building regulations.
In New Zealand, the building of houses and other buildings is controlled by the Building Act 2004. It applies to the construction of new buildings as well as the alteration and demolition of existing buildings.
The Building Regulations form an important part of New Zealand’s building controls and contain the mandatory New Zealand Building Code, which sets out performance standards that all new building work must meet. It covers aspects such as structural stability, fire safety, access, moisture control, durability, services and facilities. It is a performance-based code, which means it states how a building and its components must perform as opposed to describing how the building must be designed and constructed.
The following are links to the NZ Department of Building and Housing website.