Under Schedule 1 of the Building Act 2004 (In October 2008, Schedule 1 was expanded, with the introduction of 12 new exemptions) certain building work is not required to have a building consent but the work is not required to have a building consent but the work is still required to be constructed in accordance with Building Code requirements.
Examples of exempt building work are:
People thinking about undertaking a project under Schedule 1 should carefully consider the long term issues.
One of the biggest potential issues is that without a building consent, your Building Consent Authority (BCA) does not hold any records of your project therefore when you come to sell the property, a potential purchaser could back out of a deal without suitable proof that work was completed to code.
Further information is available from your local BCA & MBIE - www.building.govt.nz/bc-no-consent