Building consent exemptions for work carried out or supervised by an LBP

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There are several projects that can be done without needing a building consent if they are carried out or have the design and construction supervised by a licenced building practitioner

There are several projects that can be carried out without a building consent if the work is carried out or the design and construction is reviewed by a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP)

There are other registered or licensed practitioners are deemed to be LBPs for the purpose of licensing. These practitioners are entitled to use any LBP related exemptions due to their registration or licence with another regulatory authority. Practitioners deemed to be licensed are as follows:

  • Registered Architects are deemed to be licensed in Design
  • Chartered Professional Engineers are deemed to be licensed in Design and Site
  • Certifying Plumbers are deemed to be licensed in Roofing, External Plastering and Bricklaying and Blocklaying.

Exempt work that can be done with the help of a Licenced Building Practitioner

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Building work that does not require a building consent.

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: