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Building CodeHub helps practitioners to find and access the resources they need to design and construct buildings that comply with the New Zealand Building Code.



Building CodeHub resources update - November 2019

The resources added to BCH in November 2019 include: MBIE resources – a Product Certificate (CodeMark), Guidelines and Determinations. Joint Australia/New Zealand Standards. BRANZ resources - new and amended Appraisals. read more »

Notification date: 1 December 2019


New and amended Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods released on 28 November 2019.

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) updated Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods for Building Code clauses B1 - Structure, B2 - Durability, H1 – Energy Efficiency and issued a new Acceptable Solution for ... read more »

Notification date: 28 November 2019


Building CodeHub resources update - October 2019

The resources added to BCH in October 2019 include: MBIE resources – Determinations, MultiProof Certificates, Guidelines, a Product Certificate (CodeMark) and CodeWords articles. BRANZ resources - new and amended Appraisals, a Design Guide, Study ... read more »

Notification date: 2 November 2019


Building CodeHub resources update - September 2019

The resources added to BCH in September 2019 include: MBIE resources - New and amended Product Certificates (CodeMark). BRANZ resources - new and amended Appraisals and a new edition of the Level Sustainability Series ... read more »

Notification date: 1 October 2019


Building CodeHub resources update - August 2019

The resources added to BCH in August 2019 include: MBIE resources - New and amended Product Certificates (CodeMark), BC Update and CodeWords articles. BRANZ resources - new and amended Appraisals, new Bulletins, Build Articles ... read more »

Notification date: 3 September 2019


Consultation on Building Code update for November 2019 - now open

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking your comment on proposals to amend specific Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods for the November 2019 Building Code update. read more »

Notification date: 5 August 2019


Building CodeHub update

The resources added to BCH in July 2019 include: MBIE resources - New and amended Product Certificates (CodeMark), latest Determinations and a Guidance. BRANZ resources - new and amended Appraisals and a Study report. ... read more »

Notification date: 2 August 2019


MBIE funds over 120 building standards for free download

Over 120 building standards are now available for free download. These have been funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to make it easier to comply with the Building Code. read more »

Notification date: 12 July 2019


Building CodeHub update - June 2019

The resources added to BCH in June 2019 include: MBIE resources - New and amended Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods for Building Code Clauses, Product Certificates (CodeMark), Guidelines and a Fact Sheet. BRANZ resources ... read more »

Notification date: 4 July 2019


New and amended Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods for Building Code Clauses released on 27 June 2019.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) updated Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods for Building Code Clauses B1 - Structure, B2 - Durability, C1-C6 Protection from Fire, E2 - External Moisture, G4 – Ventilation, ... read more »

Notification date: 27 June 2019


Consultation on Proposed regulations for dam safety

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking your comment on proposed safety regulations for large dams. read more »

Notification date: 11 June 2019


Building CodeHub update - May 2019

The resources added to BCH in May 2019 include: MBIE Product Certificates (CodeMark), MBIE Determinations, CodeWords articles and BRANZ Appraisals. The resources removed from BCH in May 2019: Three withdrawn MBIE Product Certificates (CodeMark) ... read more »

Notification date: 4 June 2019


Building CodeHub update - April 2019

The resources added to BCH in April 2019 include: MBIE Product Certificates (CodeMark), CodeWords articles and the latest BRANZ publications: BUILD magazine articles, Bulletins, a Study report, Appraisals and a Building Basics Series document. ... read more »

Notification date: 1 May 2019


Building CodeHub update - March 2019

The resources added to BCH in March 2019 include: MBIE BC Update, MBIE Product Certificates (CodeMark), MBIE Determinations, MBIE MultiProof Certificates and the latest BRANZ publications - Appraisals and a Study Report. read more »

Notification date: 2 April 2019


Consultation on amending Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods June 2019 Update

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking your comment on proposals to amend specific Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods for the June 2019 Building Code update. read more »

Notification date: 11 March 2019


Building CodeHub update - February 2019

The resources added to BCH in February 2019 include: MBIE Product Certificates (CodeMark), MBIE Guidelines, MBIE Determinations and the latest BRANZ publications: an online Tool, Appraisals and a Building Basics Series document. The resources ... read more »

Notification date: 4 March 2019


Building CodeHub update - January 2019

The resources added to BCH in January 2019 include: MBIE Product Certificates (CodeMark), MBIE Good practice guide: Accessibility, MBIE MultiProof Certificate and the latest BRANZ publications: Build magazine articles, Appraisals, Bulletins and an Evaluation ... read more »

Notification date: 4 February 2019


Building CodeHub update - December 2018

The resources added to BCH in December 2018 include: MBIE Product Certificates (CodeMark), CodeWords articles and the latest BRANZ publications: Build magazine articles, Appraisals and Study Reports. The resources removed from BHC in December ... read more »

Notification date: 7 January 2019


New amendments to four Verification Methods and seven Acceptable Solutions were released on 30 November 2018

MBIE amended four Verification Methods and seven Acceptable Solutions of the following NZ Building Code clauses: B1 - Structure, B2 - Durability, E2 - External Moisture, G12 - Water Supplies and G13 - Foul ... read more »

Notification date: 4 December 2018


Building CodeHub update - November 2018

The resources added to BCH in November 2018 include: New and amended BRANZ Appraisals, BRANZ Bulletins, BRANZ Fact Sheets, a BRANZ Study Report, a BRANZ External Research Report and BRANZ Guidelines, MBIE Product (CodeMark) ... read more »

Notification date: 3 December 2018



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