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New Building Code requirements bring biggest energy efficiency change in over a decade 29 November 2021

The latest changes to the Building Code will make new homes and buildings warmer, drier and healthier, with less impact on the climate.

Residential building supplies announced as Government’s third market study 21 November 2021

The Government has announced that it will undertake a study into competition in New Zealand’s residential building supplies markets.

New building regulations to support innovation and better quality buildings 02 November 2021

Yesterday Cabinet agreed on regulatory proposals developed by MBIE to support greater opportunity for innovation and economies of scale, and improve trust and confidence in the building sector.

Landlord ordered to pay after child contracts rheumatic heart disease due to substandard housing 01 November 2021

A Christchurch landlord has been ordered to pay $38,626.12 after a Tenancy Tribunal hearing found multiple breaches that resulted in a child living at the home being diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease, following action taken by MBIE’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team (TCIT).

Building and Construction Sector Trends Annual Report 2021 indicates sector remains strong in face of COVID-19 29 September 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today released the Building and Construction Sector Trends Annual Report 2021.

New online tool to find out if building consent is needed 12 August 2021

A new online tool to help homeowners find out if their next project needs building consent is now available at building.govt.nz.

MBIE releases evaluation of the earthquake-prone building system 30 June 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s first evaluation of the earthquake-prone building system shows that the system is working well overall, and provides useful information on how it can be further improved.

Strengthening the Licensed Building Practitioners scheme 14 May 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced changes to the Licensed Buildings Practitioners (LBP) scheme to improve accountability, efficiency and fairness.

Consultation opens on improving regulation of engineers 12 May 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened consultation on options to improve the regulation of the engineering profession.

Consultation opens on proposals to support new building laws 28 April 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened consultation on proposals for regulations to support the Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components and Other Matters) Amendment Bill.

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