From 31 August 2020, a range of new and extended building consent exemptions were added to Schedule 1 of the Building Act, including a range of options for building carports.
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New Zealand’s Building Code can trace part of its history back to the us small dwelling Code published in 1922. This was the first nationally developed us Building Code and probably the first anywhere to explore going beyond minimum standards.
This is the second article in Build’s new section on MBIE determinations. It looks at lessons from Determination 2019/057: Regarding the issue of a notice to fix for building work carried out without a building consent and over a property boundary.