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Building work that does not require a building consent

This guidance is issued under section 175 of the Building Act 2004.

Schedule 1 of the Building Act details the type of work that does not require a building consent. It clarifies the types of building work that are exempt and who can carry out this work.

In November 2013, Schedule 1 was amended to make the exemptions easier to use.

Previous version

The second edition 2010 is superseded but is available as a guide to consent requirements for work done prior to 28 November 2013.