Many Standards NZ documents are free to the specifying community, about 100 of them in fact, but that's just a small piece of the building standards documents available from Standards NZ.
The Smartspec Standards NZ subscription includes over 600 standards, and is kept up-to-date when those standards are edited or superseded! We're also constantly arranging for the addition of new standards to the subscription as time goes on.
There really is no better or cheaper way to gain direct access to Standards NZ than through your very own Smartspec account.
OK, so how do I sign up?
To access a Standards NZ subscription through Smartspec, you first need to be on a paid plan. The free 'per project' plan does not offer this subscription to Standards NZ.
Once you have a paid Smartspec plan you can navigate to your Settings page using the menu item of the same name in the top right hand corner when you are logged in to Smartspec. Scroll down that Settings page and you will find the Standards upgrade button.
If you have multiple users on your Smartspec account, you can choose to have multiple Standards NZ subscriptions so that your entire team can access the standards they want at any time.
Once your Standards NZ subscription is purchased, return to the settings page and click on the 'Users' link to the left. A checkbox will now be available for you to select which user you want to apply your subscription(s) to.
Congratulations, your Standards NZ subscription is active! You can now navigate to the Standards NZ menu and start downloading standards documents.