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Wet area showers need building consent

Installing 'wet area' showers is work that requires a building consent, although there are some inconsistencies in the approval approach of building consent authorities (BCAs).

This information was confirmed as current in February 2016. It originally appeared in Codewords newsletters prior to January 2014.

  • Published on 1 May 2009
  • Of interest to Homeowners, Building consent authorities, People with disabilities, Designers
  • 1st edition

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