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Consumer Build

ConsumerBuild provides a range of clear, independent and up-to-date information on building, buying, renovating and maintaining houses in New Zealand. It guides you through your responsibilities under the Building Act and other relevant legislation, helps you locate and work with builders, subcontractors and building professionals such as architects and engineers, and gives good practical advice about what you can and can't do yourself. ConsumerBuild keeps you in touch with the latest information coming from the building industry, such as the leaky homes issue and the Building Act.

The Department of Building and Housing

The Department of Building and Housing assists everyone involved with buildings, whether they build, own, live or work in them. They offer a range of information and other services related to building and housing

Eco projects

The New Zealand Building Biology & Ecology Institute (BBE) provides information on how buildings affect the health of people and the environment, and ways of building healthier and more sustainable homes. It promotes the Principles of Ecological Building & Design with publications, workshops and courses, seminars and research.


A great place to find information on green homes, sustainable design and eco living. View a business directory of products such as rain water collectors, solar hot water systems, photovoltaic panels and house hold items.

Building Disputes Tribunal

With 20 years experience in the avoidance, management and resolution of building and construction disputes, the Building Disputes Tribunal is recognised and respected as the leading independent, nationwide provider of specialist dispute resolution services to the building and construction industry. The Building Disputes Tribunal is an Authorised Nominating Authority for the purpose of nominating adjudicators under the Construction Contracts Act.

Ken Crosson architect

Grant Mears architect