Building Services

NEW COMPLIANCE DOCUMENTATION EFFECTIVE AS OF 1ST JUNE 2017

The changes to the Compliance Documents for the building code are effective as from 1st June 2017.

From 31 August 2020, some building projects will no longer need building consents.

The full summary of the exemptions is available at www.building.govt.nz

Even if a building consent may not be required, always check with your local council to make sure your proposed building work does not have any district planning implications (e.g. maximum site coverage, yard/setback requirements, daylight access planes or permitted activities). A resource consent may be required and it is important that you obtain this before starting any building work.

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