The building law reforms are a programme of work to lift performance of the regulatory system and drive better outcomes for the sector and for New Zealanders. A high performing building and construction industry is crucial to New Zealand's economy and vital for delivering safe, healthy and durable buildings for everyone. The building law reform work has been phased so we can deliver positive changes quickly, but continue to focus on areas that need more development. This gives the sector time to shift to new regulatory settings with minimal disruption.
Learn about the background to the reforms, why we are making these changes and how to keep informed.
Learn more about the changes we are making within the building law reform programme.
A new manufacturer certification scheme
Find out about proposals for innovative and affordable housing, such as prefabrication and off-site manufacturing.
Building product information requirements
Learn what changes are proposed to building product information laws, and what they mean for you.
A stronger CodeMark
Learn what changes are proposed to product certification building laws, and what they mean for you.
Maximum penalties and time frames
Learn about the new maximum penalties and other changes that have come into effect as of 8 June 2021.
Find building law reform programme resources.