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Government responds to Commerce Commission’s market study into residential building supplies 17 May 2023

The Government has announced today how it will work to improve competition for key building products in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Changes to the Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Act 31 March 2023

Legislation has been passed to clarify and strengthen the existing requirements and provide more security to subcontractors when retention money is held by head contractors.

MBIE seeks feedback to strengthen building occupational regulation regimes 21 February 2023

MBIE is commencing a public consultation seeking feedback on the Licensed Building Practitioner; Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers; Electrical Workers and Registered Architects occupational regulation regimes.

Govt welcomes final report on building supplies market study 07 December 2022

The residential building supplies market study was launched in November 2021 to look into competition in this sector and today the Commerce Commission has released its final report.

Building Code decisions made on lead in plumbing products and hollow-core flooring to improve the health and safety of New Zealanders 15 November 2022

Following consultation earlier this year on proposed changes to the Building Code, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today announced decisions on lead in new plumbing products and hollow-core flooring systems.

MBIE advises seismically vulnerable buildings can remain occupied 04 July 2022

New guidance published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today advises most seismically vulnerable buildings are not imminently dangerous and can remain occupied while seismic remediation work is planned, funded and undertaken.

New laws will support housing supply and improve building product information 08 June 2022

New regulations have been made to support the implementation of the Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components, and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021

MBIE proposes extension of transition for insulation rules 27 May 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today opened consultation on a proposal to extend the date at which better insulation for new houses will be required by six months.

New dam safety regulations to protect people and property 13 May 2022

New regulations announced today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) will provide a nationally consistent approach to dam safety.

Proposed Building Code update to ensure new buildings better protect the safety of New Zealanders 02 May 2022

MBIE has opened consultation on proposed changes to the Building Code acceptable solutions and verification methods which cover plumbing and drainage, protection from fire, and structural stability of hollow-core floors.

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