Useful Documents

Know your Rights: The Homeowners Guide to Consumer Protection Measures When Building and Renovating.
By Built it Right from MBIE (The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment)
Download the PDF here 
Video: Build it Right - Consumer Protection Measures
Understand why a written contract is important, what a good contract covers and other information you should get from your contractor before you build or renovate.
View the video produced By Build It Right: MBIE.
Homeowner Pre-Building Checklist
An example template showing pre-building checklist. (Your builder may have their own template).
A building contractor is now required to provide you with this checklist and other perscribed informatuion under The Building Act 2004 before you sign a contract for building work if:
a) you request this checklist and the prescribed disclosure information; or
b) the building work is going to cost $30,000 or more (including GST).
Download the checklist as PDF here [PDF 177kb]
The Building Act 2004 This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment
Visit the Building Act on here.