The Development Guide helps to ensure that all Housing New Zealand design and building projects meet our standards, and reflect our design principles.
The Development Guide is for everyone involved in construction or building work on Housing New Zealand homes. It provides a consistent development model and a set of performance-based design guidelines.
It describes Housing New Zealand's design and build process from start to finish, making it an indispensable guide for anyone working or thinking about working on one of our social housing projects.
The Development Guide is continually evolving. We encourage feedback from designers, architects, builders, tradespeople and planners that have used the Guide. Send your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Simple Guide has been developed to challenge architects to challenge the accepted norm in social housing design. In ‘Simple’ terms, where once we had requirements, the Guide now outlines ambitious expectations. Through this we are seeking interpretations that create variety, rather than prescriptions that lead to uniformity.
New housing solutions tailored to the specific needs of Māori communities are fundamental to Māori social, cultural and economic aspirations in the 21st century. In all cases, it is essential Māori housing solutions are conceived, planned and delivered with the Māori community.
This condensed version of the Pacific Housing Design Guide is for specific use with the Housing New Zealand Development Guide and aims to provide tangible solutions through design guidelines for creating better housing for Pacific people.
This Design Guide has been developed by Pacific designers in consultation with Pacific communities at the instigation of Housing New Zealand.
If your property borders our property and you have plans for the fence-line, we may consider contributing to the cost of a new fence or an improvement to an existing fence, but you'll need to give us written notice.