Home improvements cheaper as building consent rules relaxed
Homeowners, DIYers and builders are set to save both time and money as rules that make basic home improvements easier and cheaper take effect, Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa says.
“It means certain structures can be built for less without any unexpected hold-ups that may have resulted from needing building consent. And it will also help to improve the productivity of the building and construction sector, supporting the COVID-19 recovery,” says Jenny Salesa.
The new exemptions cover single-storey detached buildings up to 30 square metres – including sleep-outs, sheds and greenhouses; as well as carports, awnings, and outdoor fireplaces.