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The New Zealand timber industry has undergone significant changes in recent years. This has meant that the rules governing both the grading of timber and treatment of timber have been amended. As a result this has seen changes to the building codes that govern where and how timber is used in New Zealand construction.

A summary and overview of the main changes to the timber grading rules is available here, for timber treatment here.

Timberwise regularly fields enquiries regarding how to access information about the industry. Below we have included a number of links to different industry authorities and organisations that either govern or play a major role in the New Zealand Timber Industry. Crucial and necessary information can be obtained by taking the time to visit these sites, many of whom can offer assistance to you as well. 

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The DBH is the Government Body that oversees all laws with regard to the NZ building industry. Here you will find information and guidance on building law and compliance, services including weathertight homes etc.
Department of Building and Housing Website

Standards New Zealand is New Zealand's leading developer of Standards and Standards' based solutions. Here you can purchase and download all the relevant codes associated with all industries, including the NZ building industry.

Standards New Zealand Website
BRANZ Limited provides an independent and unbiased research, testing, consultancy and information resource for the building and construction industry. BRANZ provides this service to customers located in New Zealand, Australia and around the world. Branz NZ Website
The NZTIF is the leading advocate for the New Zealand sawmilling sector in a wide range of areas of interest including market development and promotion, standards and technical matters, quality assurance and certification,  the commercial and regulatory environment and providing advice and services to members. NZ Timber Ind Federation Website
To ensure that companies producing structural timber are actually achieving the stated values for the grades they produce, a standard has been developed as a checking mechanism. The standard NZS3622, Verification of Timber Properties forms the basis of the Verified Timber programme. Verified Timber Website
The NZTPC is the proprietor of the WOODmark® programme, New Zealand's only nationwide quality assurance programme for treated timber. NZ Timber Preservation Website
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Osmose has been a producer of timber preservatives since 1934 and is now the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of timber preservative systems. Here you  can download important information regarding timber treatment. Osmose NZ Website
Arch Wood Protection specializes in wood protection worldwide with operations throughout Australasia, Africa, Europe, North and South America.   Koppers Arch Website