Building Code handbook

About this document

  • Published on 14 February 2014

Version control

EditionAmendment versionAmended pagesEffective date
Third Amendment 12
[PDF 1.7 MB]
Amendment 12
[PDF 1.2 MB]
10 October 2011 until 14 August 2014
Amendment 11
[PDF 1.3 MB]
not available 30 September 2010
[PDF 1.7 MB]
not available 25 May 2007
Second Amendment 9
[PDF 1.4 MB]
not available  
First Unamended
[PDF 6.7 MB]
not available First published July 1992


This shows the relationship between the New Zealand Building Code (the Building Code) and various other Provisions that ensure buildings in New Zealand are safe and healthy to use.

Record of amendments includes a record of changes to the Building Code handbook.

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: