Building and construction
Well-functioning housing and construction markets support growth in productivity and employment, and affect macroeconomic stability, health, security, and social cohesion.
Government has a significant programme of work to support the building and construction sector to lift performance.
All building work in New Zealand must meet certain requirements to achieve safe, healthy, durable homes and buildings. These requirements support our goal to grow New Zealand for all.
Since the first Canterbury earthquakes in 2010, we have investigated the impact and developed resources and guidance to help with the rebuild.
This page lists our consultations relating to building and construction.
We want New Zealand to have safe, healthy, durable homes and buildings. This page provides information about our investigations and reviews for safer buildings.
New pool safety legislation came into effect on 1 January 2017.
The regulation of people in building trades and professions aims to ensure the people responsible for work done are competent and accountable.
These statistics relate to claims that have met the eligibility criteria set out in the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Act 2006.
We’re working on reducing emissions from buildings during their construction and operation, while also preparing buildings to withstand changes in the climate.