Knowledge Share - New Building Consent Exemptions
Building consents will no longer be needed for a number of new or expanded types of low-risk building work, like sleep-outs, sheds, carports, outdoor fireplaces and ground-mounted solar panels. These new exemptions are expected to commence at the end of August and will save building owners a lot of time and money.
However, before carrying out exempt work, it's important you follow the MBIE guidance correctly. New guidance will be issued before the new exemptions commence. If you are unsure what legislation may apply, and what the requirements are, it's best to consult a professional.
More information about the new exemptions, including technical requirements can be found on the building.govt.nz website.
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