Great news for homeowners, builders and DIY enthusiasts! In August 2020, new exemptions will be introduced to the Building Act, to allow “low risk” buildings like sleep-outs, carports and sheds to be constructed without a building consent!
But hold up!
Put down that nail gun down, make yourself a cup of tea, and just breathe for a moment. OK, now that you’re calmer, let us give you some important advice about building that sleepout for your angry teenage son.
The rules for building consents may be relaxing, but the rules for resource consents will remain the same. So, in practice, while you may not require a building consent to construct a back-yard sleepout for ungrateful young Mikey, you might still need a resource consent. For example, you might be exceeding the building coverage limit for your property, or you might be building closer to a boundary than is allowed.
But don’t worry, we can help!
Come in and have a chat to us about your project and we’ll point you in the right direction. Whether you need help getting a resource consent or some advice on how to avoid a resource consent, you’ll soon be wielding that nail gun again…in the service of teenage independence and your parental sanity.
Get in touch
Get that project moving and contact our planning team today! Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 09 836 1804.