Schedule 1 Building work for which building consent not required

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Schedule 1: replaced, on 28 November 2013 (but building work for which a building consent was not required under old Schedule 1 but for which a building consent is required under new Schedule 1 does not require a building consent if the building work commenced before this date), by section 73(1) of the Building Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 100).

Schedule 1 heading: amended, on 1 January 2017, by section 18(1) of the Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 71).

1AA Interpretation

In this schedule, unless the context otherwise requires,—

Acceptable Solution B1/AS1 means Acceptable Solution B1/AS1 as set out in the Acceptable Solution for New Zealand Building Code Clause B1 Structure, issued by the chief executive under section 22 and available on the Ministry’s Internet site, as in force on 28 November 2019

rural zone, in relation to building work, means any zone or area (other than a rural residential area) that, in the district plan of the territorial authority in whose district the building work is to be undertaken, is described as a rural zone, rural resource area, or rural environment, or by words of similar meaning

Verification Method B1/VM1 means Verification Method B1/VM1 as set out in the Verification Method for New Zealand Building Code Clause B1 Structure, issued by the chief executive under section 22 and available on the Ministry’s Internet site, as in force on 28 November 2019.

Schedule 1 clause 1AA: inserted, on 31 August 2020, by clause 4 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

Part 1 Exempted building work

General

1 General repair, maintenance, and replacement

(1)

The repair and maintenance of any component or assembly incorporated in or associated with a building, provided that comparable materials are used.

(2)

Replacement of any component or assembly incorporated in or associated with a building, provided that—

(a)

a comparable component or assembly is used; and

(b)

the replacement is in the same position.

(3)

However, subclauses (1) and (2) do not include the following building work:

(a)

complete or substantial replacement of a specified system; or

(b)

complete or substantial replacement of any component or assembly contributing to the building’s structural behaviour or fire-safety properties; or

(c)

repair or replacement (other than maintenance) of any component or assembly that has failed to satisfy the provisions of the building code for durability, for example, through a failure to comply with the external moisture requirements of the building code; or

(d)

sanitary plumbing or drainlaying under the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006.

2 Territorial and regional authority discretionary exemptions

Any building work in respect of which the territorial authority or regional authority considers that a building consent is not necessary for the purposes of this Act because the authority considers that—

(a)

the completed building work is likely to comply with the building code; or

(b)

if the completed building work does not comply with the building code, it is unlikely to endanger people or any building, whether on the same land or on other property.

3 Single-storey detached buildings not exceeding 10 square metres in floor area

(1)

Building work in connection with any detached building that—

(a)

is not more than 1 storey (being a floor level of up to 1 metre above the supporting ground and a height of up to 3.5 metres above the floor level); and

(b)

does not exceed 10 square metres in floor area; and

(c)

does not contain sanitary facilities or facilities for the storage of potable water; and

(d)

does not include sleeping accommodation, unless the building is used in connection with a dwelling and does not contain any cooking facilities.

(2)

However, subclause (1) does not include building work in connection with a building that is closer than the measure of its own height to any residential building or to any legal boundary.

3A Single-storey detached buildings exceeding 10, but not exceeding 30, square metres in floor area and constructed of lightweight material

(1)

Building work in connection with any detached building that—

(a)

is not more than 1 storey (being a floor level of up to 1 metre above the supporting ground and a height of up to 3.5 metres above the floor level); and

(b)

exceeds 10 square metres in floor area, but does not exceed 30 square metres; and

(c)

is built using lightweight wall and roof materials, and in accordance with Acceptable Solution B1/AS1 for timber or steel buildings; and

(d)

does not contain sanitary facilities or facilities for the storage of potable water; and

(e)

does not include sleeping accommodation, unless the building is used in connection with a dwelling and does not contain any cooking facilities; and

(f)

if it includes sleeping accommodation, has smoke alarms installed.

(2)

However, subclause (1) does not include building work in connection with a building that is closer than the measure of its own height to any residential building or to any legal boundary.

Schedule 1 clause 3A: inserted, on 31 August 2020, by clause 5 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

3B Single-storey detached buildings exceeding 10, but not exceeding 30, square metres in floor area if work carried out or supervised by licensed building practitioner

(1)

Building work in connection with any detached building if—

(a)

any design or construction work is carried out or supervised by a licensed building practitioner; and

(b)

the building—

(i)

is not more than 1 storey (being a floor level of up to 1 metre above the supporting ground and a height of up to 3.5 metres above the floor level); and

(ii)

exceeds 10 square metres in floor area, but does not exceed 30 square metres; and

(iii)

does not contain sanitary facilities or facilities for the storage of potable water; and

(iv)

does not include sleeping accommodation, unless the building is used in connection with a dwelling and does not contain any cooking facilities; and

(v)

if it includes sleeping accommodation, has smoke alarms installed.

(2)

However, subclause (1) does not include building work in connection with a building that is closer than the measure of its own height to any residential building or to any legal boundary.

Schedule 1 clause 3B: inserted, on 31 August 2020, by clause 5 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

4 Unoccupied detached buildings

(1)

Building work in connection with any detached building that—

(a)

houses fixed plant or machinery and under normal circumstances is entered only on intermittent occasions for the routine inspection and maintenance of that plant or machinery; or

(b)

is a building, or is in a vicinity, that people cannot enter or do not normally enter; or

(c)

is used only by people engaged in building work—

(i)

in relation to another building; and

(ii)

for which a building consent is required.

(2)

However, subclause (1) does not include building work in connection with a building that is closer than the measure of its own height to any residential building or to any legal boundary.

4A Single-storey pole sheds and hay barns in rural zones

(1)

Building work in connection with a pole shed or hay barn in a rural zone if—

(a)

any design or construction work is carried out or supervised by a licensed building practitioner; and

(b)

the building—

(i)

is not more than 1 storey (being a floor level of up to 1 metre above the supporting ground and a height of up to 4 metres above the floor level); and

(ii)

does not exceed 110 square metres in floor area; and

(iii)

is not accessible by the public; and

(iv)

is not used to store hazardous substances within the meaning of that term in regulation 4 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017; and

(c)

the maximum unsupported roof span in any direction does not exceed 6 metres; and

(d)

either—

(i)

the design wind speeds do not exceed 44 metres per second (calculated using Verification Method B1/VM1); or

(ii)

the building is located in a wind zone no greater than high (as defined in Acceptable Solution B1/AS1).

(2)

However, subclause (1) does not include any building work in connection with a building that is closer than the measure of its own height to any residential building, public road, railway, or legal boundary.

Schedule 1 clause 4A: inserted, on 31 August 2020, by clause 6 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

5 Tents, marquees, and similar lightweight structures

Building work in connection with any tent or marquee, or any similar lightweight structure (for example, a stall, booth, or compartment used at fairs, exhibitions, or markets) that—

(a)

does not exceed 100 square metres in floor area; and

(b)

is to be, or has been, used for a period of not more than 1 month.

6 Pergolas

Building work in connection with a pergola.

7 Repair or replacement of outbuilding

The repair or replacement of all or part of an outbuilding if—

(a)

the repair or replacement is made within the same footprint area that the outbuilding or the original outbuilding (as the case may be) occupied; and

(b)

in the case of any replacement, the replacement is made with a comparable outbuilding or part of an outbuilding; and

(c)

the outbuilding is a detached building that is not more than 1 storey; and

(d)

the outbuilding is not intended to be open to, or used by, members of the public.

Existing buildings: additions and alterations

8 Windows and exterior doorways in existing dwellings and outbuildings

Building work in connection with a window (including a roof window) or an exterior doorway in an existing dwelling that is not more than 2 storeys or in an existing outbuilding that is not more than 2 storeys, except,—

(a)

in the case of replacement, if the window or doorway being replaced has failed to satisfy the provisions of the building code for durability, for example, through a failure to comply with the external moisture requirements of the building code; or

(b)

if the building work modifies or affects any specified system.

9 Alteration to existing entrance or internal doorway to facilitate access for persons with disabilities

Building work in connection with an existing entrance or internal doorway of a detached or semi-detached dwelling to improve access for persons with disabilities.

10 Interior alterations to existing non-residential building

Building work in connection with the interior of any existing non-residential building (for example, a shop, office, library, factory, warehouse, church, or school) if the building work—

(a)

does not modify or affect the primary structure of the building; and

(b)

does not modify or affect any specified system; and

(c)

does not relate to a wall that is—

(i)

a fire separation wall (also known as a firewall); or

(ii)

made of units of material (such as brick, burnt clay, concrete, or stone) laid to a bond in and joined together with mortar; and

(d)

does not include sanitary plumbing or drainlaying under the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006.

11 Internal walls and doorways in existing building

Building work in connection with an internal wall (including an internal doorway) in any existing building unless the wall is—

(a)

load-bearing; or

(b)

a bracing element; or

(c)

a fire separation wall (also known as a firewall); or

(d)

part of a specified system; or

(e)

made of units of material (such as brick, burnt clay, concrete, or stone) laid to a bond in and joined together with mortar.

12 Internal linings and finishes in existing dwelling

Building work in connection with any internal linings or finishes of any wall, ceiling, or floor of an existing dwelling.

13 Thermal insulation

Building work in connection with the installation of thermal insulation in an existing building other than in—

(a)

an external wall of the building; or

(b)

an internal wall of the building that is a fire separation wall (also known as a firewall).

13A Ground moisture barrier

Building work in connection with the installation in an existing building’s subfloor space of a ground moisture barrier.

Schedule 1 clause 13A: inserted, on 1 July 2019, by clause 3 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2019 (LI 2019/133).

14 Penetrations

(1)

Building work in connection with the making of a penetration not exceeding 300 millimetres in diameter to enable the passage of pipes, cables, ducts, wires, hoses, and the like through any existing dwelling or outbuilding and any associated building work, such as weatherproofing, fireproofing, or sealing, provided that—

(a)

in the case of a dwelling, the dwelling is detached or in a building that is not more than 3 storeys; and

(b)

in the case of an outbuilding, the outbuilding is detached and is not more than 3 storeys.

(2)

In the case of an existing building to which subclause (1) does not apply, building work in connection with the making of a penetration not exceeding 300 millimetres in diameter to enable the passage of pipes, cables, ducts, wires, hoses, and the like through the building and any associated building work, such as weatherproofing, fireproofing, or sealing, provided that the penetration—

(a)

does not modify or affect the primary structure of the building; and

(b)

does not modify or affect any specified system.

15 Closing in existing veranda or patio

Building work in connection with the closing in of an existing veranda, patio, or the like so as to provide an enclosed porch, conservatory, or the like with a floor area not exceeding 5 square metres.

16 Awnings not exceeding 20 square metres in size

Building work in connection with an awning that—

(a)

is on or attached to an existing building; and

(b)

is on the ground or first-storey level of the building; and

(c)

does not exceed 20 square metres in size; and

(d)

does not overhang any area accessible by the public, including private areas with limited public access, for example, restaurants and bars.

Schedule 1 clause 16 heading: replaced, on 31 August 2020, by clause 7 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

16A Awnings exceeding 20, but not exceeding 30, square metres in size

Building work in connection with an awning if—

(a)

any design or construction work is carried out or supervised by a licensed building practitioner; and

(b)

the awning—

(i)

is on or attached to an existing building; and

(ii)

is on the ground level of the building; and

(iii)

exceeds 20 square metres in size, but does not exceed 30 square metres; and

(iv)

does not overhang any area accessible by the public, including private areas with limited public access, for example, restaurants and bars.

Schedule 1 clause 16A: inserted, on 31 August 2020, by clause 8 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

17 Porches and verandas not exceeding 20 square metres in floor area

Building work in connection with a porch or a veranda that—

(a)

is on or attached to an existing building; and

(b)

is on the ground or first-storey level of the building; and

(c)

does not exceed 20 square metres in floor area; and

(d)

does not overhang any area accessible by the public, including private areas with limited public access, for example, restaurants and bars.

Schedule 1 clause 17 heading: replaced, on 31 August 2020, by clause 9 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

17A Porches and verandas exceeding 20, but not exceeding 30, square metres in floor area

Building work in connection with a porch or a veranda if—

(a)

any design or construction work is carried out or supervised by a licensed building practitioner; and

(b)

the porch or veranda—

(i)

is on or attached to an existing building; and

(ii)

is on the ground level of the building; and

(iii)

exceeds 20 square metres in floor area, but does not exceed 30 square metres; and

(iv)

does not overhang any area accessible by the public, including private areas with limited public access, for example, restaurants and bars.

Schedule 1 clause 17A: inserted, on 31 August 2020, by clause 10 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

18 Carports not exceeding 20 square metres in floor area

Building work in connection with a carport that—

(a)

is on the ground level; and

(b)

does not exceed 20 square metres in floor area.

Schedule 1 clause 18: replaced, on 30 June 2016, by clause 3 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2016 (LI 2016/108).

Schedule 1 clause 18 heading: replaced, on 31 August 2020, by clause 11 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

18A Carports exceeding 20, but not exceeding 40, square metres in floor area

Building work in connection with a carport if—

(a)

any design or construction work is carried out or supervised by a licensed building practitioner; and

(b)

the carport—

(i)

is on the ground level; and

(ii)

exceeds 20 square metres in floor area, but does not exceed 40 square metres.

Schedule 1 clause 18A: inserted, on 31 August 2020, by clause 12 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

19 Shade sails

Building work in connection with a shade sail made of fabric or other similar lightweight material, and associated structural support, that—

(a)

does not exceed 50 square metres in size; and

(b)

is no closer than 1 metre to any legal boundary; and

(c)

is on the ground level, or, if on a building, on the ground or first-storey level of the building.

Other structures

20 Retaining walls

Building work in connection with a retaining wall that—

(a)

retains not more than 1.5 metres depth of ground; and

(b)

does not support any surcharge or any load additional to the load of that ground (for example, the load of vehicles).

21 Fences and hoardings

(1)

Building work in connection with a fence or hoarding in each case not exceeding 2.5 metres in height above the supporting ground.

(2)

Subclause (1) does not include a fence or hoarding to restrict access to a residential pool.

Schedule 1 clause 21(2): replaced, on 1 January 2017, by section 18(2) of the Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 71).

21A Means of restricting access to small heated pools

Installation of a safety cover as a means of restricting access to a small heated pool that is a residential pool.

Schedule 1 clause 21A: inserted, on 1 January 2017, by section 18(3) of the Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 71).

22 Dams (excluding large dams)

Building work in connection with a dam that is not a large dam.

23 Tanks and pools

Building work in connection with a tank or pool and any structure in support of the tank or pool, including any tank or pool that is part of any other building for which a building consent is required, that—

(a)

does not exceed 500 litres capacity and is supported not more than 4 metres above the supporting ground; or

(b)

does not exceed 1 000 litres capacity and is supported not more than 3 metres above the supporting ground; or

(c)

does not exceed 2 000 litres capacity and is supported not more than 2 metres above the supporting ground; or

(d)

does not exceed 4 000 litres capacity and is supported not more than 1 metre above the supporting ground; or

(e)

does not exceed 8 000 litres capacity and is supported not more than 0.5 metres above the supporting ground; or

(f)

does not exceed 16 000 litres capacity and is supported not more than 0.25 metres above the supporting ground; or

(g)

does not exceed 35 000 litres capacity and is supported directly by ground.

Schedule 1 clause 23 heading: amended, on 1 January 2017, by section 18(4) of the Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 71).

Schedule 1 clause 23: amended, on 1 January 2017, by section 18(5) of the Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 71).

23A Flexible water storage bladders

Building work in connection with a flexible water storage bladder that—

(a)

is on the ground; and

(b)

has an overall height of no more than 2 metres; and

(c)

does not exceed 200,000 litres in capacity; and

(d)

is at least 100 metres from any residential building or legal boundary; and

(e)

is used exclusively for irrigation or firefighting purposes.

Schedule 1 clause 23A: inserted, on 31 August 2020, by clause 13 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

24 Decks, platforms, bridges, boardwalks, etc

Building work in connection with a deck, platform, bridge, boardwalk, or the like from which it is not possible to fall more than 1.5 metres even if it collapses.

25 Signs

Building work in connection with a sign (whether free-standing or attached to a structure) and any structural support of the sign if—

(a)

no face of the sign exceeds 6 square metres in surface area; and

(b)

the top of the sign does not exceed 3 metres in height above the supporting ground level.

26 Height-restriction gantries

Building work in connection with a height-restriction gantry.

27 Temporary storage stacks

Building work in connection with a temporary storage stack of goods or materials.

28 Private household playground equipment

Building work in connection with playground equipment if—

(a)

the equipment is for use by a single private household; and

(b)

no part of the equipment exceeds 3 metres in height above the supporting ground level.

28A Permanent outdoor fireplaces and ovens

Building work in connection with a permanent outdoor fireplace or oven that—

(a)

is on the ground; and

(b)

is not covered by a roof or wall; and

(c)

has an overall height of no more than 2.5 metres, and a cooking surface of no more than 1 square metre; and

(d)

is at least 1 metre from any legal boundary or building; and

(e)

disposes of smoke in a way that does not create a nuisance to people or a hazard to any property.

Schedule 1 clause 28A: inserted, on 31 August 2020, by clause 14 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

28B Structures supporting water pipes

Building work in connection with a pipe-supporting structure that—

(a)

is on the ground; and

(b)

has an overall height, excluding the pipe, of no more than 1 metre; and

(c)

is at least 5 metres from any residential building, public road, railway, or legal boundary; and

(d)

is on private land with no public access to the structure; and

(e)

supports a single pipe that—

(i)

has a maximum diameter of 300 millimetres; and

(ii)

transports only water.

Schedule 1 clause 28B: inserted, on 31 August 2020, by clause 14 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

28C Ground-mounted solar panel arrays

Building work in connection with a ground-mounted solar panel array if—

(a)

the array, if outside a rural zone, does not exceed 20 square metres in size; and

(b)

the array is supported by a frame or structure that is on the ground; and

(c)

the frame or structure is attached to the ground by more than a single post; and

(d)

the distance from the top of the array to the ground does not exceed 4 metres; and

(e)

the array is at least 5 metres from any residential building, public road, railway, or legal boundary; and

(f)

either—

(i)

the design wind speeds do not exceed 44 metres per second (calculated using Verification Method B1/VM1); or

(ii)

the array is located in a wind zone no greater than high (as defined in Acceptable Solution B1/AS1).

Schedule 1 clause 28C: inserted, on 31 August 2020, by clause 14 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

Network utility operators or other similar organisations

29 Certain structures owned or controlled by network utility operators or other similar organisations

Building work in connection with a motorway sign, stopbank, culvert for carrying water under or in association with a road, or other similar structure that is—

(a)

a simple structure; and

(b)

owned or controlled by a network utility operator or other similar organisation.

Demolition

30 Demolition of detached building

The complete demolition of a building that is detached and is not more than 3 storeys.

31 Removal of building element

The removal of a building element from a building that is not more than 3 storeys, provided that the removal does not affect—

(a)

the primary structure of the building; or

(b)

any specified system; or

(c)

any fire separation.

Part 2 Sanitary plumbing and drainlaying carried out by person authorised under Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006

Plumbing and drainage

32 Repair, maintenance, and replacement

(1)

The repair and maintenance of any sanitary plumbing and drainage in or associated with a building, provided that comparable materials are used.

(2)

Replacement of sanitary plumbing and drainage in or associated with a building, provided that—

(a)

a comparable component or assembly is used; and

(b)

the replacement is in the same position.

(3)

However, subclauses (1) and (2) do not include the following building work:

(a)

complete or substantial replacement of a specified system; or

(b)

repair or replacement (other than maintenance) of any component or assembly that has failed to satisfy the provisions of the building code for durability, for example, through a failure to comply with the external moisture requirements of the building code; or

(c)

repair or replacement of any water heater (unless permitted under clauses 36 to 38).

33 Drainage access points

The opening and reinstatement of any purpose-made access point within a drainage system that is not a NUO system or part of a NUO system.

34 Minor alteration to drains

(1)

Alteration to drains for a dwelling if the alteration is of a minor nature, for example, shifting a gully trap.

(2)

Subclause (1) does not include making any new connection to a service provided by a network utility operator.

35 Alteration to existing sanitary plumbing (excluding water heaters)

(1)

Alteration to existing sanitary plumbing in a building, provided that—

(a)

the total number of sanitary fixtures in the building is not increased by the alteration; and

(b)

the alteration does not modify or affect any specified system.

(2)

Subclause (1) does not include an alteration to a water heater.

Water heaters

36 Repair and maintenance of existing water heater

The repair or maintenance of any existing water heater using comparable materials, comparable components, or a comparable assembly.

37 Replacement of open-vented water storage heater connected to supplementary heat exchanger

The replacement of any water-storage heater connected to a solid-fuel heater or other supplementary heat exchanger if the replacement—

(a)

is a comparable open-vented water storage heater; and

(b)

is fixed in the same position, and uses the same pipework, as the replaced water storage heater.

38 Replacement or repositioning of water heater that is connected to, or incorporates, controlled heat source

The replacement of any water heater (including the repositioning of an existing water heater) if the replacement water heater is connected to, or incorporates, a controlled heat source or, if connected to or incorporating more than 1 heat source, 2 or more heat sources all of which are controlled.

Part 3 Building work for which design is carried out or reviewed by chartered professional engineer

39 Signs

Building work in connection with any sign (whether freestanding or attached to a structure) and any structural support of the sign.

40 Plinths

Building work in connection with any plinth or similar foundation if the plinth or foundation supports plant, a tank, equipment, machinery, or any similar item.

41 Retaining walls

(1)

Building work in connection with a retaining wall in a rural zone, if—

(a)

the wall retains not more than 3 metres depth of ground; and

(b)

the distance between the wall and any legal boundary or existing building is at least the height of the wall.

(2)

In subclause (1), rural zone means any zone or area (other than a rural residential area) that, in the district plan of the territorial authority in whose district the building work is to be undertaken, is described as a rural zone, rural resource area, or rural environment, or by words of similar meaning.

42 Certain public playground equipment

Building work in connection with playground equipment if the work is for a government department, Crown entity, licensed early childhood centre, territorial or regional authority, or other similar public organisation.

43 Single-storey detached buildings exceeding 10, but not exceeding 30, square metres in floor area (where kitset or prefabricated)

(1)

Building work in connection with any detached building if—

(a)

the building is a kitset or prefabricated building, and the product manufacturer or supplier has complied with subclause (3); and

(b)

the building work is carried out in accordance with the design referred to in subclause (3); and

(c)

the building—

(i)

is not more than 1 storey (being a floor level of up to 1 metre above the supporting ground and a height of up to 3.5 metres above the floor level); and

(ii)

exceeds 10 square metres in floor area, but does not exceed 30 square metres; and

(iii)

does not contain sanitary facilities or facilities for the storage of potable water; and

(iv)

does not include sleeping accommodation, unless the building is used in connection with a dwelling and does not contain any cooking facilities; and

(v)

if it includes sleeping accommodation, has smoke alarms installed.

(2)

However, subclause (1) does not include building work in connection with a building that is closer than the measure of its own height to any residential building or to any legal boundary.

(3)

The product manufacturer or supplier (as defined in section 14G) must have had the design of the building carried out or reviewed by a chartered professional engineer.

Schedule 1 clause 43: replaced, on 31 August 2020, by clause 15 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

44 Carports exceeding 20, but not exceeding 40, square metres in floor area

Building work in connection with a carport that—

(a)

is on the ground level; and

(b)

exceeds 20 square metres in floor area, but does not exceed 40 square metres.

Schedule 1 clause 44: inserted, on 31 August 2020, by clause 15 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

45 Awnings exceeding 20, but not exceeding 30, square metres in size

Building work in connection with an awning that—

(a)

is on or attached to an existing building; and

(b)

in on the ground level of the building; and

(c)

exceeds 20 square metres in size, but does not exceed 30 square metres; and

(d)

does not overhang any area accessible by the public, including private areas with limited public access, for example, restaurants and bars.

Schedule 1 clause 45: inserted, on 31 August 2020, by clause 15 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

46 Porches and verandas exceeding 20, but not exceeding 30, square metres in floor area

Building work in connection with a porch or a veranda that—

(a)

is on or attached to an existing building; and

(b)

is on the ground level of the building; and

(c)

exceeds 20 square metres in floor area, but does not exceed 30 square metres; and

(d)

does not overhang any area accessible by the public, including private areas with limited public access, for example, restaurants and bars.

Schedule 1 clause 46: inserted, on 31 August 2020, by clause 15 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

47 Short-span bridges on private land

(1)

Building work in connection with a bridge that—

(a)

has a span of less than 6 metres; and

(b)

does not span a road, a railway, or any other area with public access; and

(c)

is not used by the general public; and

(d)

has a safety barrier.

(2)

However, subclause (1) does not apply to a bridge from which it is possible to fall further than 3 metres even if it collapses.

Schedule 1 clause 47: inserted, on 31 August 2020, by clause 15 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

48 Ground-mounted solar panel arrays exceeding 20, but not exceeding 40, square metres in size (outside rural zones)

Building work in connection with a ground-mounted solar panel array outside a rural zone if—

(a)

the array is supported by a frame or structure that is on the ground; and

(b)

the frame or structure is attached to the ground by more than a single post; and

(c)

the distance from the top of the array to the ground does not exceed 4 metres; and

(d)

the array exceeds 20 square metres in size, but does not exceed 40 square metres; and

(e)

the array is at least 5 metres from any residential building, public road, railway, or legal boundary; and

(f)

either—

(i)

the design wind speeds do not exceed 44 metres per second (calculated using Verification Method B1/VM1); or

(ii)

the array is located in a wind zone no greater than high (as defined in Acceptable Solution B1/AS1).

Schedule 1 clause 48: inserted, on 31 August 2020, by clause 15 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

49 Single-storey pole sheds and hay barns

(1)

Building work in connection with a pole shed or hay barn in a rural zone if—

(a)

the building is not more than 1 storey (being a floor level of up to 1 metre above the supporting ground and a height of up to 4 metres above the floor level); and

(b)

the building does not exceed 110 square metres in floor area; and

(c)

the maximum unsupported roof span in any direction does not exceed 6 metres; and

(d)

the building is not accessible by the public; and

(e)

the building is not used to store hazardous substances within the meaning of that term in regulation 4 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017; and

(f)

either—

(i)

the design wind speeds do not exceed 44 metres per second (calculated using Verification Method B1/VM1); or

(ii)

the building is located in a wind zone no greater than high (as defined in Acceptable Solution B1/AS1).

(2)

However, subclause (1) does not include any building work in connection with a building that is closer than the measure of its own height to any residential building, public road, railway, or legal boundary.

Schedule 1 clause 49: inserted, on 31 August 2020, by clause 15 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).

50 Removal of structures

The removal of any of the structures referred to in clauses 39 to 49, whether or not the design of the structure has been carried out or reviewed by a chartered professional engineer.

Schedule 1 clause 50: inserted, on 31 August 2020, by clause 15 of the Building (Exempt Building Work) Order 2020 (LI 2020/171).