Helpful links for more information. 

Here are a few of the sites around the web that we recommend, should you need more help.

New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS)

NZIBS is a national body of skilled, professional building consultants who have a high degree of qualification, knowledge and experience.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

The pre-eminent organisation of its kind in the world. Their members offer the very best advice on a surprisingly diverse range of land, property, construction and related environmental issues.

Arbitrators' & Mediators' Institute of New Zealand Inc. (AMINZ)

AMINZ is the largest professional institute in New Zealand for people working in the area of dispute resolution. Its members include arbitrators, mediators, adjudicators, conciliators, facilitators and expert witnesses who come from a variety of sectors. It is a not for profit membership organisation dedicated to promoting high quality, fair and efficient dispute resolution services by its members to the public.

New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA)

The New Zealand Institute of Architects represents more than 90% of all registered architects in New Zealand. It is a professional body supporting the needs of its members through a range of services.

Building Officials Institute of New Zealand (BOINZ)

The institute is a non-profit registered charitable organisation. The national office is based in Wellington with eight branches nationwide. The institute represents 1300 members engaged in building controls in both public and private sectors.

Department of Building and Housing (DBH)

The Department of Building and Housing offers a range of building and housing-related information and advice, including help with dispute resolution.

New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC)

The New Zealand Green Building Council is an inclusive broad-based industry organisation that has been formed to lead New Zealand's focus on green buildings. The NZGBC non-governmental organisation (NGO) is made up of industry leaders who are committed to developing market based solutions that help deliver efficient, healthier and innovative buildings for New Zealand.