Building (Minor Variations) Regulations 2009

3 Minor variation defined
  • (1) A minor variation is a minor modification, addition, or variation to a building consent that does not deviate significantly from the plans and specifications to which the building consent relates.

    (2) The following are examples of minor variations and do not constitute an exhaustive list:

    • (a) substituting comparable products (for example, substituting one internal lining for a similar internal lining):

    • (b) minor wall bracing changes:

    • (c) a minor construction change (for example, changing the framing method used around a window):

    • (d) changing a room's layout (for example, changing the position of fixtures in a bathroom or kitchen).

    (3) The examples in subclause (2) are only illustrative of subclause (1) and do not limit it. If an example conflicts with subclause (1), subclause (1) prevails.

    (4) To avoid doubt, a minor variation does not include any building work in respect of which compliance with the building code is not required by the Building Act 2004.