Building work you can do yourself (DIY)
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Do it yourself
There is some work you can do yourself, as long as you meet the
Building Code requirements.
A project like building a fence or retaining wall may still need a resource consent, even though a building consent may not be required, so it's important to
check before you start work.
You can also call us on 09 301 0101 and ask to speak to the building helpdesk, or visit one of our
Building work for which you don't need a consent
If a residential building project does not require a building consent, as a building owner you are still responsible for making sure that any building work complies with the
If you need a resource consent for your project, you need to get this before you can start your building work.
You may need to contract a professional for some types of work, even if you don't need a consent.
As the owner, you can place a record on your property file regarding work you believe to be exempt from needing consent.
Add a record of exempt building work to a property file.
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