This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on 23 December 2010, adds to Schedule 1 of the Building Act 2004 several classes of building work for which a building consent is not required.
This order enables the following classes of building work to be done without a building consent:
constructing, installing, replacing, or altering any—
sign and any structure supporting it, if certain requirements are met (new paragraph (ba)):
height restriction gantry (new paragraph (bb)):
retaining wall in a rural zone, if certain requirements are met (new paragraph (db)):
plinth or similar foundation, if used for supporting mechanical plant, machinery, or other similar items, and designed by an engineer (new paragraph (gb)):
stall, booth, compartment, or similar structure, if certain requirements are met (new paragraph (gc)):
shade sail made of fabric or other similar material, if certain requirements are met (new paragraph (je)):
carport, if it does not exceed 20 square metres and is on the ground level (new paragraph (jf)):
playground equipment, if certain requirements are met (new paragraph (ji)):
replacing or altering linings or finishes of any internal wall, ceiling, or floor of a dwelling (new paragraph (ah)):
constructing or altering tanks or pools of specified dimensions and distances from the ground (new paragraph (e)(ia) to (ic), and (iia)):
installing thermal insulation in an existing building (other than in a firewall or external wall of the building) (new paragraph (jg)):
making a penetration no greater than 30 centimetres in diameter to enable the passage of pipes, cables, ducts, and the like through an existing building (new paragraph (jh)):
demolishing all or part of a damaged building that is detached and no more than 3 storeys high (new paragraph (l)):
repairing or replacing all or part of a damaged outbuilding, if certain criteria are met (new paragraph (m)):
removing any sign, retaining wall, plinth or similar foundation, or playground equipment (new paragraph (n)).
This order also adds classes of building work to Schedule 1 that mirror existing classes of exempt building work except that different measurements are used. The practical effect of these additions is to increase—
from 1 to 1.5 metres, in relation to the construction or alteration of a platform or bridge, the maximum height that a person may possibly fall from the platform or bridge (new paragraph (ga)):
from 2 to 2.5 metres above the supporting ground, the maximum height of a wall or fence (new paragraph (daa)):
from 50 to 100 square metres, the maximum floor area of a tent or marquee (new paragraph (fb)):
from 15 to 20 square metres, the maximum size of a fabric, glass, or metal awning (new paragraph (jab)):
from 15 to 20 square metres, the maximum size of a porch or verandah (new paragraph (jd)).
Date of notification in Gazette: 25 November 2010.
This order is administered by the Department of Building and Housing.