The Building Act 2004 ushered in new legislation to govern the building industry from 30 November 2004.
The new Building Act aims to improve control of, and encourage better practices in building design and construction. This means:
- more clarity on the standards we expect buildings to meet
- more guidance on how those standards can be met
- more certainty that capable people are undertaking building design, construction and inspection
- more scrutiny in the building consent and inspection process
- better protection for homeowners through the introduction of mandatory warranties.
The Building Act 2004 repeals the Building Act 1991 and dissolved the Building Industry Authority, which regulated the building industry under the 1991 Act. Administration of the Building Act is completed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
Further information about the Building Act 2004 can be found at building.govt.nz. This site also provides guidance and information about your rights and responsibilities as you build or renovate.
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