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Alert Level 2
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Building Code

If you're building a whare here in Porirua City you need to ensure you meet the Building Code so it lasts for the next generation.

The Building Code, which sets the performance standards for all New Zealand buildings, covers all of the aspects that ensure a building is safe, healthy and durable for the people using it:

All building work in New Zealand must meet the requirements of the Building Code, even if the work doesn’t need a building consent.

Before you start any building work, make sure you know what’s in the code.