In New Zealand, the building of houses and other buildings is controlled by the Building Act 2004. It applies to the construction of new buildings as well as the alteration and demolition of existing buildings.
The Building Act 2004 repealed the Building Act 1991 and introducd a number of changes to the law governing building work. The changes were introduced in stages between 2005 and 2012. In this section you will find the following information: