Useful Documents

MBIE guides for homeowners

These guides are produced by Build It Right from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Know your Rights: The Homeowners Guide to Consumer Protection Measures When Building and Renovating (PDF 3.3MB)

Video: Build It Right – consumer protection measures

Pre-building checklist

A building contractor is required to provide you with a checklist and other prescribed information under The Building Act 2004 before you sign a contract for building work if:

  • you request this checklist and the prescribed disclosure information; or
  • the building work is going to cost $30,000 or more (including GST).
Your builder may use our example template or provide their own.

Master Builder pre-building checklist (PDF 177KB)

The Building Act 2004

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.

Building Act 2004 (New Zealand Legislation)