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Building Code

Find Acceptable Solutions, Verification Methods, updates and technical guidance by Building Code clause.

All building work in New Zealand must comply with the Building Code, even if it doesn't require a building consent. This ensures buildings are safe, healthy and durable for everyone who may use them.

Specific buildings

Learn about the relevant Acceptable Solutions for buildings with special character or particular use.

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This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: