Building Construction

New Zealand Standards

New Zealand Standards provide the policies, rules and guidelines for many aspects of the Construction Industry including related trades. New Zealand Standards are published by 'Standards New Zealand/Te Mana Tautikanga o Aotearoa'. 

NZS3604:2011: Timber Framed Buildings

All Other New Zealand Standards (including NZS3910, NZS3915, NZS3916)

We have subscription access to most New Zealand and combined AustraliaNew Zealand Standards.

ACCESS INSTRUCTIONS: Follow the instructions in the PDF document below and use the 'New Zealand Standards Online' link below.

N.B. Terms of use for NZ Standards are very strict:

Unitec’s Licence allows you to print one hard copy of a Standard for your personal use only.
This copy must be destroyed at the end of the relevant course or within 12 months, whichever comes first.
Downloading or electronic retention (saving on computer, USB, CD etc.) or any sharing or circulation of these Standards is not allowed.
Full Terms & Conditions here.

For lecturers, more information on use of Standards in teaching and examinations is here:

Need help?

Need help with New Zealand Standards?

Please contact the Building Construction Subject Librarian - Adrian Jenkins


Phone: 09 892 8674

(Email is preferred)