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Locating content on this site

There are a number of ways to access content on this site.

  1. Use the home page dynamic navigation. It gives one-click access to all content areas.
  2. Use the Site Map, a one page text version of the dynamic navigation, with links to all content areas.
  3. Use the Search facility to locate content. Use the Advanced Search option to refine your search.
  4. Go to the Publications section for a list of all publications on the site.
  5. Look at the What's New section on the homepage for the latest news.

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To receive building and housing related information from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, choose from the options below:

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The  Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has designed this website to be accessible for a wide range of users, including people with disabilities. The site is designed to meet the HTML 4.01 specification, and to meet the as much as is practical of the highest level recommendations (Level 3) of the Web Accessibility Initiative. These initiatives assist users of assistive or alternative technologies to access and use the site with minimum difficulty. More information can be found at

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Document formats

Most information on this website is provided as standard web pages (HTML format). For some documents (including our official publications), a portable document format (PDF) version may also be provided as an alternative option.

Some documents provided as PDF only

We occasionally publish documents on our website in PDF only. This is usually because:

  • the document is old and we don't have another source of it
  • the document was generated outside the Ministry and we don't have it in a more accessible format, or
  •  the document must be published urgently and we will backfill with a web version as soon as we can.

Alternative access options (such as print or CD) will be detailed on the relevant page. If you have difficulty in accessing these documents please contact with the details and we will endeavour to help you.

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Site owner

This website is owned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (formerly the Department of Building and Housing). Any reference to the Department of Building and Housing on this website is legally deemed to mean the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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Legal information

The following two sections contain legal statements about the information on this website. A link to the Disclaimer and Copyright and Privacy statement can be found at the bottom of every page on the site.

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