Building consent exemptions for work designed and reviewed by an engineer

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Under Schedule 1 of the Building Act there are several projects that can be carried out without needing a building consent exemption if they are designed or have the design reviewed by a chartered professional engineer, who is registered under the Chartered Professional Engineers of New Zealand Act 2002.

There are building projects that can be carried out without needing a building consent if they are designed or have the design reviewed by a chartered professional engineer, who is registered under the Chartered Professional Engineers of New Zealand Act 2002.

Check the Chartered Professional Engineer register on the Engineering New Zealand website to confirm your engineer is registered.

From 31 August 2020, the government is allowing more building work to be carried out by Chartered Professional Engineers which is good news for these professionals. These exemptions are included below.

Exempt work that can be done with the help of a Chartered Professional Engineer

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Building work that does not require a building consent.

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