Building & Construction Minister Jenny Salesa released the Government’s building law proposals for public consultation yesterday.
The Building Amendment Act 2013 comes into force on New Year’s Day with a number of changes for residential work.
Published 11 October 2011 The Government has called in the Law Commission to review joint & several liability in the construction industry. One change being considered is a switch to proportionate liability, so parties would have to contribute a set amount that reflected how much they contributed to the loss or damage. Building & Construction […]
Published 11 October 2011 The Department of Building & Housing will introduce a category called restricted building work from 1 March 2012, requiring critical building work to be done by a licensed building practitioner. This will include design & construction relating to primary structure such as foundations, floor, load-bearing walls & columns, roofs & weathertightness […]
Published 12 July 2011 Parliament gave the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services (Financial Assistance Package) Bill its third reading today. Under the new law, qualifying owners of leaky homes will have to pay half the repair costs. The Government and their local council will pay 25% each. Building & Construction Minister Maurice Williamson said the $1 […]
Published 7 November 2010 The Department of Building & Housing has issued a discussion document on the Construction Contracts Act. Feedback closes on Thursday 16 December. The department’s also seeking feedback by Friday 26 November on a number of Building Code clauses & alternative solutions – the fire protection clause, fire warning system, signs clause, […]