Standards provide specifications to be used consistently as rules, guidelines, or definitions, to ensure that materials, products, and services are fit for their purpose. They cover a wide range of subjects, in many different fields.
Our librarians can help you find the standard that you need.
- NZ and joint Aust/NZ standards are available for borrowing on a 1 week loan basis from Tūhuratanga | Discovery, Level 3, Tūranga. You can also place a hold from our catalogue.
- New Zealand and joint Australian/New Zealand standards (AS/NZS) are available online as an e-resource at our libraries.
- Catalogues from standards organisations around the world can be found on our Internet Gateway.
- We can also provide access to more standards from around the world by interloan (charges apply).
If you would like more information about standards or would like to borrow one please contact us.
New Zealand Building Code
This code specifies the level of performance for building work, not how the work should be done.
The Building Code is part of the Building Regulations 1992. Information on building materials and construction details that comply with the Building Code are available as Approved Documents. Each Approved Document contains “Acceptable Solutions” and “Verification Methods”.