The Act covers not only the construction of new homes and buildings, but also applies to alterations, demolition, and maintenance of existing buildings. The legislation aims to ensure buildings are safe, healthy, durable, and are designed and built right first time.
There may be other legislation that you will also need to comply with and can be found at New Zealand Legislation website. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
If you are a property owner thinking about carrying out building work, it is important you understand your rights and responsibilities under the Building Act and Regulations.
If you are undertaking a building or renovation project and have any doubts about the responsibilities, please contact the Building department at the Council and make an appointment to see one of the Building Inspectors.
We can assist with a range of building needs and requirements including:
A range of building information brochures are available from Council offices or our website. You can also check the Department of Building and Housing website for a wide range of information related to building acts and regulations such as the Building Code Handbook and all approved Compliance Documents.