Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Get ready to build it right from 1 March

Media release
24 February 2012

Get ready to build it right from 1 March

Auckland Council is encouraging homeowners and members of the building industry to ensure they are up to speed with the Government’s new residential building rules coming into force next week.

From 1 March when the new Restricted Building Work (RBW) rules come into effect, most residential building or renovation work will have to be designed, undertaken or supervised by a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP).

Designed to improve the quality of building in New Zealand, the Government’s ‘build it right’ changes apply to work affecting the structural integrity or weathertightness of residential buildings, including introducing new responsibilities for both the building industry and homeowners.

Auckland Council Building Control Manager Ian McCormick says people need to ensure they understand the new rules in preparation for submitting building consent applications.

“With the new requirements going into effect on 1 March, now is the time for people to get up to speed with the new rules in order to ensure building consent applications lodged after that date can be processed smoothly.”

Mr McCormick says the council welcomes the changes being introduced by the Government.

“They will help give homeowners more confidence their crucial building work is being carried out to a good standard, with increased accountability and ongoing professional development of the building industry. The new rules also officially recognise the qualifications, skills and knowledge of Licensed Building Practitioners,” he says.

If a homeowner’s building consent application is lodged with the council before 1 March, the new rules do not apply.

For detailed information on the new RBW and LBP rules call 0800 242 243 or visit dbh.govt.nz/builditright


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Government: Traffic Light Levels Announced

The levels at which different parts of New Zealand will move forward into the COVID-19 Protection Framework this Friday have been announced. Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts will move in at Red... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Why An Attack On Iran Is Back On The Agenda

Reportedly, Christopher Luxon has the edge on Simon Bridges in National’s leadership contest although there is no firm evidence for that hunch. So, one hesitates about joining a media echo chamber that amplifies Luxon’s chances ahead of the 3pm caucus meeting today. You know how it goes: Luxon doesn’t quite have the numbers, so his people start talking to the media to make him seem like the smart bet. Or even perhaps: Luxon hasn't got the numbers, and his people start talking to the media to talk up his support so that he gets a nicer consolation prize... More>>


Government: Delivers Reactivation Package As Aucklanders Reconnect For Summer
A new support package will help revive economic, social and cultural activities in our largest city over summer, and ensure those in hardship also get relief. The Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni and the Economic and Regional Development Minister Stuart Nash... More>>

Government: Crown Accounts Reflect Strong Economy Amid Pandemic

The Government’s financial accounts continue to reflect an economy that has performed better than expected, despite the latest Delta COVID-19 outbreak. The Crown accounts for the four months to the end of October factors in the improved starting position for the new financial year... More>>


National: Christopher Luxon Elected Party Leader
Christopher Luxon has been elected Leader of the New Zealand National Party, alongside Nicola Willis as Deputy Leader. “It is a tremendous privilege to lead our great party, and I thank my colleagues for the confidence they have placed in me,” Mr Luxon says... More>>

Waitangi National Trust: Waitangi Week
The Waitangi National Trust has decided there will be no in-person events at Waitangi Treaty Grounds during Waitangi Week 2022. Under the COVID-19 Protection Framework it would be practically impossible to safely proceed with the usual events of Waitangi commemorations... More>>

Freedom Camping: Making Sure People Are Up To Play With Changes
People interested in finding out how the proposed improvements to freedom camping might affect them are being invited to an information-sharing webinar... More>>

AUT: Aucklanders Are Less Concerned With Covid
In reaction to commentary that Aucklanders are at breaking point after more than 100 days in lockdown and that compliance with the rules is under threat, AUT Emeritus Professor of Sociology Charles Crothers says... More>>




InfoPages News Channels