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This page provides links to governing legislation and compliance documents and provides information on building consents.

Compliance documents

Gasfitting - Liquid Petrolium Gas Association

New Zealand Building Code - Department of Building and Housing

New Zealand Standards - Standards NZ

Except for a few selected documents Standards New Zealand does not provide either NZ or AS/NZS standards free. However, these documents are available for purchase from Standards New Zealand. Simply type the standard you are looking for, ie AS/NZS 3500 in the search field on the right of the screen and select 'Search'. A list of related documents will appear for you to choose from.

Building consents

Territorial authorities (city or district councils) issue building consents where required before plumbing or drainlaying work commences and a code compliance certificate is issued on completion of the work.

To contact your territorial authority and for further information visit: Local Government New Zealand or Local Councils New Zealand.

Gasfitting is a self-certifying trade. Certifying gasfitters must issue a gas certificate, known as an Energy Works Certificate in the Building Act, for the work they carry out. Energy Safety is the agency responsible for gasfitting certification requirements. Helpful information regarding gasfitting certificates can be found on the Energy Safety website.

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