This section provides links to external sites that provide further information for the building industry.
Beacon Pathway Sustainable building practices – design, construction, and renovation solutions.
Beehive The official website of the New Zealand Government. Click on the link to go to the Building Performance Portfolio.
BOINZ Building Officials Institute of NZ. Building research, knowledge, communication, industry contacts, conferences, and seminars.
BRANZ Building Research Association of NZ. Independent and unbiased research, testing, consultancy and information resource for the building and construction industry.
Building Guide A homeowners building guide.
Building Surveyors Register of independent Registered Building Surveyors and the services they provide.
Certified Building Association of NZ Nationwide builders’ organisation and register of trade qualified builders.
Consumer Nationwide builders’ organisation and register of trade qualified builders.
Eco Projects Provides information on how buildings affect the health of people and the environment, and ways of building healthier and more sustainable homes.
EECA Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority. Energy efficiency information and advice for at work and at home.
Energywise EECA Energywise. Information and funding for householders to make the most of energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energy.
FPANZ Fire Protection Association New Zealand provides information and training to those in the fire protection industry.
New Zealand Fire Service also links you to a list for the following: Home fire safety and Business fire safety.
Grownups Bartering website for the 50+ community, the trading of goods instead of the exchange of money. “Oily rag – recession beating barter”.
Homeone A home building and renovation resource forum.
Homeowner’s Building Guide Information on building and renovating.
Homestar A single residential rating tool for New Zealand’s new and existing homes.
IQP Register Regional register of Independent Qualified Persons (IQP) who is qualified to carry out any performance inspection, maintenance, reporting or recommendation on a specified system (safety system).
See Specified Systems, Compliance Schedules and Building Warrant of Fitness page for more information.
Level from BRANZ. Learn how to design and build sustainable homes.
Licenced Building Practitioners (LBPs) Designers and builders and trades people who have been licensed by the MBIE’s Building Performance website as being competent to design, supervise or carry out building work.
These people are listed on the LBP Register.
Master Builders Registered Master Builders Federation – Nationwide Builders’ Association.
Ministry for the Environment Issues that affect the environment, environmental laws, and treaties and environmental reporting. Also, includes a national list of authorised wood burners.
Miproducts Online database of NZ building products for architects, designers, specifiers, and construction industry professionals.
New Zealand Government Information, images, and resources from all New Zealand government agencies and government funded sites.
NZ Home Heating Association Inc Information on heating homes.
New Zealand Legislation Free public access to up-to-date ‘unofficial’ versions of New Zealand legislation, Acts, Bills, and Regulations.
Ralenti A comprehensive building, design, and renovation showcase highlighting great building materials and products complete with photos, specifications, drawings …
REBRI Information on resource efficiency during construction.
Smarter Homes Information about creating healthy and affordable homes for a better living.
Standards New Zealand Standards and Approved Solutions to the Building Code.
NOTE: Sustainability was at: www.sustainability.govt.nz and is now closed: July 2011. The following was copied from the Ministry of Environment’s page. “This website provided information on sustainability, to help you reduce your impact on the environment and save money, without compromising your lifestyle. It provided advice, tips, case studies, and a discussion forum on the key elements of living sustainably”.
- Sustainability.govt.nz website harvest [National Library website]
- 25 easy steps towards sustainability – This advice booklet offers information on some of the easiest things you can to help the environment when you’re at home and or out and about traveling.
- Read our information on waste
- Water quality provides information on reports, monitoring, policy, regulation, projects, partnerships, guidelines and tools which relate to water quality
WANZ This site aims to help you make informed decisions about Windows and Doors.
WEERS A window efficiency/energy rating system – coordinated by the Window Association of NZ.
NOTE: If a project involves restricted building work (applies to a residential building) the tradespeople doing restricted building work must have the appropriate LBP license or be supervised by someone with the appropriate LBP license. It is the owners’ responsibility (under the Building Act 2004) to check that the people they engage to do restricted building work do hold the appropriate licenses. See Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme page.
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PLEASE NOTE – The fact that this website provides links to other websites does not imply that the Waikato Building Consent Group approves or endorses any information on those other websites or any views expressed on them. The information should not be used as a substitute for specific and professional advice from either building practitioners or legal practitioners.