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Building work that does not require a building consent

About this document

  • Published on 1 March 2014
  • Updated on 26 April 2017
  • Of interest to Building consent authorities, Building owners, Builders, Designers
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-41705-0 (Online)
  • 3rd edition

Introduction

This is a guide to building work that does not require a building consent under the Building Act 2004. It concentrates on the list of exemptions contained in Schedule 1 of the Building Act, and provides examples of certain work.

This guide provides information on each of the Schedule 1 exemptions including what the law says, guidance and useful examples. We also highlight some key changes.

Please note that this guidance will be updated to include exemption 21A Means of restricting access to small heated pools.

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: