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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


Changes to the Resource Management Act planned

A bill aiming to streamline some areas of resource consents has been introduced to parliament. Read more.

Building Resilience conference coming to Auckland

The 6th International Building Resilience Conference will be held in Auckland in September this year. Read more.

New license system for asbestos removal

A national licensing system for removing asbestos from buildings is being introduced from April 2016.  Read more.

New heated water standard

The part of the plumbing and drainage standard (AS/NZS 3500) that covers heated water services has just been updated. Read more.

Recently added

  • We’ve updated and expanded our page about contaminated land, Chemical contamination and pollution. The page outlines the many types of contamination possible, and how you can find out if your land is contaminated.
  • Sustainable Building Design in New Zealand #1

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  • Sustainable Building Design in New Zealand #2

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