Building Act and Important Information
The Building Act
The Building Act 2004 aims to improve control of and encourage better practices in building design and construction to provide greater assurance to customers.
- People who use buildings can do so safely and without endangering their health
- Buildings have attributes that support the health, physical independence and well-being of the people who use them
- People who use a building can escape from the building if it is on fire, and
- Buildings are designed, constructed and be able to be used in ways that promote sustainable development.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
The Crown established MBIE, for the purpose of managing and providing guidance on building legislation and controls. They also manage the tenancy, weather tightness, determinations and statistics/monitoring of the building sector.
- The Building Act 2004 (NZ Legislation website)
- The Building Act 2004 Amendment 2013 (Information about the Act on the MBIE website)
- Building Code Compliance
- The Department of Internal Affairs
- NZ Homeowner's Building Guide
- Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ)
- Central North Island - Home Owner's Building Guide
- Home Owners Rights and Obligations
- Ministry of Health Water Collection Tanks and Safe Household Water
- Earthquake Prone Building Information