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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


Putting a price on sustainability                

Do solar hot water systems or higher-spec window frames add financial value to a house? BRANZ is investigating. Read more.

New requirements for insulation in rental housing

Proposed law changes will make ceiling and underfloor insulation a requirement in rental properties. Read more.

New guide to tolerances, materials and workmanship

MBIE has released a new guide to acceptable levels of workmanship in residential construction that could be useful if there is a dispute. Read more.

Health and safety law progress

New workplace health and safety rules are closer to becoming law. 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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