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The Building Guide

The Building Guide (previously known as Homeowner’s Building Guide) is a magazine/directory that has been published since 1991.

It is regionally focussed and includes key points out of the Building Act for people doing new builds or home renovations and is the only magazine like this to be distributed through local Councils to people picking up application forms for building consents.

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We have published the Building Guide since April 2006 and BoB – The Business of Building since January 2008. We introduced Design Guide in 2012 and Yiju, the NZ Property Investment & Building Guide for the Chinese market in 2014.

In 2004, my wife and I added a major extension on to our 1940s ex-State duplex and renovated the old part of the house. That process made me realise how little I knew about building, how much I loved what we did, how little I was aware of the options for different products out there and what they offered, and how little there was in the way of information for homeowners.

Things have changed a bit since then but it’s not easy finding the information that’s out there.

We’ve set this site up to make it easy for you.

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