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Design guidelines

Published: 8 February 2017

The Development Guide helps to ensure that all Housing New Zealand design and building projects meet our standards, and reflect our design principles.

Design guidelines

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.

Read our design guideline publications

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