From 31 August 2020, some building projects no longer need a building consent. This is great news - there will be lower costs and it will be faster and easier to turn those dreams into reality.
Overview of the new rules
Building consents are no longer required for certain sized carports, sleepouts, sheds, ground-floor awnings, verandas and porches.
There are still other rules to follow, and some work can only be carried out by professionals, so learn more about the latest set building consent exemptions, what rules must be followed, and which professionals you should engage with.
What you need to know
Which projects no longer need a building consent?
Summary of the new exemptions and links to technical information.
Build to the code
All buildings still need to meet the building code, so check out this information before you plan your projects.
Engaging a professional
It's a good idea to hire trade professionals, even if consents aren't required.