Do I Need a Building Consent?
A building consent is
required before building a sleepout if it exceeds 10 square metres in
floor area, or if it would contain sanitary fixtures, cooking
facilities, or potable water.
A building consent is required if
the sleepout will be closer than its own height to a boundary or a
residential accommodation building, even if it was under 10 square
metres in floor area. A sleepout that is not used in connection with a
dwelling also requires a building consent.
What Information is Needed?
Specific information to include in a building consent application for a sleepout:
- Site plan including the location of the proposed sleepout and the other buildings on-site.
- Stormwater discharge details.
(sewer) discharge details if sanitary facilities are to be included.
Note: if on a rural site this may result in a requirement to upgrade the
on-site effluent disposal system.
- Proposed smoke alarm locations to both the sleepout and any existing dwellings on the same site.
Note: Using a qualified draughtsperson or architect should lead to reduced processing times and costs.
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