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.

Read the Act online or download a PDF copy

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 Act 2004 New Zealand Legislation website. is on the New Zealand Legislation website.

The Bulding Act 2004 - a summary

This brochure provides a concise overview of the Act’s key changes and timings.

The Building Act 2004 - a summary [PDF 128 KB, 2 pages]

Buy a print copy

From a bookseller such as Vicbooks [External Website]. or Bennetts Government Bookshop.