About this document
Guidance for building consent authorities, designers and contractors who need to use wall or ceiling linings different from those specified in the building consent.
This guidance provides the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) position on the appropriate way to apply the Building (Minor Variations) Regulations 2009 when substituting plasterboard wall and ceiling linings.
It promotes clarity and certainty for all parties regarding how minor variations involving plasterboard and similar wall and ceiling linings are dealt with.
This guidance must be read in conjunction with the more general product substitution guidance below, which was published by MBIE in November 2021.
The Step-by-step guide for plasterboard product substitution demonstrates the full product substitution process for plasterboard.