DID YOU KNOW?
Some sheds can be built without a building consent under certain conditions.
A single-storey pole or hay barn in a rural zone doesn’t require a building consent under certain conditions.
You can build a single-storey pole shed or hay barn in a rural zone without building consent if:
- the design has been carried out or reviewed by a Chartered Professional Engineer, or a Licensed Building Practitioner has carried out or supervised design and construction.
- design wind speeds do not exceed 44 metres per second (High wind zone).
- 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).
- the maximum unsupported roof span in any direction does not exceed 6 metres.
- the building does not exceed 110 square metres in floor area.
- the building has a minimum distance from any residential building, public road, rail or legal boundary at least equal to the measure of its own height.
- the building is not subject to the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996.
- the building is not accessible by the public (i.e. Building Importance Level 1).