Learn what a skilled architect can do for you.
Reliable and up-to-date information for anyone building, renovating or buying property. It empowers those who want to build, carefully explaining many legal issues.
Good information for those interested in the technical details of energy efficient building.
Visit this website if you are looking for a legal agreement with your builder. You can also go to your local library to access standards for FREE.
Find out about licensed tradespeople or search the register for someone by name.
A range of publications about maintaining and renovating houses aimed at the homeowner.
You can check whether your builder is either a Registered Master Builder or a member of the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand. Many good builders belong to one of these two organisations , however there are also many good builders who choose not to join either of them. We recommend talking to your architect before engaging a builder.
Council Building Consent Processes
Find out what you need to do and how the building consent process works depending on where you are in New Zealand.