Does battening and lining over over an existing damaged lathen plaster (lath and plaster) ceiling in a residential house require a building consent?
Asked: 30 July 2015
Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment advises:
The Ministry's 2014 publication Building work that does not require a building consent under the Building Act 2004 contains specific information in relation to your question. Refer to Exemption 12 (page 42) in regards to internal linings and finishes in existing dwellings. The Ministry’s guidance document can be found here »
It should be noted that the building owner is responsible for:
Where the proposed scope of building work is marginally beyond the scope of a particular exemption, it is recommended the owner talk to the council to establish whether or not council is prepared to exercise its discretion under exemption 2.