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

Building Act

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The Building Act 2004 repealed the Building Act 1991 and introducd a number of changes to the law governing building work. The changes were introduced in stages between 2005 and 2012. In this section you will find the following information: