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The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Building System Performance) has funded the following building standards, used for Building Code compliance, for free download, making New Zealand one of the few countries to offer free access to building standards. This initiative fits within Standards New Zealand’s strategy of working with regulators and industry to get more standards pre-funded, as well as enabling better access to standards that make a difference to the wellbeing of New Zealanders. This, in turn, helps grow New Zealand for all.

As a regulator of the building system, MBIE wants to reduce barriers that prevent people ‘doing the right thing’ within the New Zealand building system. MBIE uses funds from the Building Levy to sponsor these standards. The available standards were selected because they directly help demonstrate compliance with the NZ Building Code, as they are referenced in Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods that are deemed to demonstrate compliance. Sponsored standards do not include any standards for which copyrighted content prevents Standards New Zealand entering a sponsorship agreement, including joint Australian/New Zealand standards (AS/NZS).

Please note that Standard NZS 4246:2016 Energy efficiency - Installing bulk thermal insulation in residential buildings is sponsored by Tenancy Services.

List of sponsored standards  [DOCX, 49 KB]



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