or visit the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Building Performance website for information about getting a technical ruling (Determination) on a dispute relating to compliance with the Building Code or the issuing of consents and certificates.
For help with disputes about trees, see our guide.
Where a subcontractor has done a substandard job, do you approach the subcontractor directly or go through the main contractor? See: Contract law.
For technical advice about construction methods and materials contact:
Building Research Association of New Zealand Ltd (BRANZ). If you are a home or building owner or a member of the public requiring advice, there is a public helpline which costs $1.99 per minute + GST, phone 0900 590 90, or visit their website: www.branz.co.nz.