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Level will help you design and build homes which have less impact on the environment and are healthier, more comfortable, and have lower running costs.

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What's new 


Health and Safety Awards

Entries have opened for the 2016 Site Safe Construction Health and Safety Awards. Read more.

Maintenance schedule tool now free

The BRANZ online tool that can be used to create maintenance schedules for new houses is now free to the building industry. Read more.

Cost savings from PV studied

A study has found that photovoltaic systems are unlikely to provide consumer cost savings at present, but are set to become increasingly attractive. Read more.

New rules for earthquake-prone buildings

The Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act brings big changes to the system for identifying and remediating earthquake-prone buildings. Read more

Recently added

  • We’ve added a page about the Passive House standard to our Passive Design section and a page about the risks of Construction noise to our Health and safety section.
  • Sustainable Building Design in New Zealand #1

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  • Sustainable Building Design in New Zealand #2

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