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Do I need a building consent for a new bathroom?

In New Zealand, the need for a building consent for a new bathroom largely depends on the extent of the work involved and the specific regulations of the local council. Generally, if your bathroom renovation involves structural changes, plumbing alterations, or electrical work, it is likely that you will require a building consent. This is because these changes may affect the safety, durability, and compliance of the building. It is important to consult with your local council or a qualified professional, such as a building inspector or architect, who can provide accurate guidance based on the specific details of your project and the local regulations.

Your renovation consultant at Refresh can take care of these checks on your behalf during the Working Drawings and Costing stage of the process. They will be able to assess whether a building consent is required and guide you through the process to ensure compliance with New Zealand's building standards.

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