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Kia ora and welcome to the Department of Building and Housing.
Our vision is that the people of New Zealand have access to quality homes and buildings that meet their needs and reflect our New Zealand environment. Here you will find information and guidance on building law and compliance, services including weathertight homes, and advice for tenants and landlords. Read more »


Guidance on how to keep dwellings weathertight.  Weathertight Services can help with weathertightness problems.

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What do you think of Codewords? Have your say and be in to win!

We're always on the lookout for ways to improve Codewords, to ensure it meets the demands of its readership and the high standards expected by industry. Read more about the Codewords survey »

The Department of Building and Housing is proposing to amend the Compliance Document for Building Code Clause B1 Structure by referencing a new New Zealand Concrete Masonry Standard.