Repairing and rebuilding multi-unit residential buildings


Repairing and rebuilding multi-unit residential buildings[PDF 1.2 MB]

Multi-unit buildings, or shared properties, are complex structures to repair and rebuild.

About this document

  • Published on 1 April 2015
  • Of interest to Building consent authorities, Homeowners, Builders, Designers, Engineers
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-43390-6 (Print) / 978-0-478-43391-3 (Online)
  • 2nd edition


This guidance applies to single or double-storey multi-unit buildings, constructed together in a row. Much of the guidance may be applicable to other multi-unit buildings, but some buildings may require alternative repair approaches.

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: