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NT Building Advisory Committee Building Policies

General:

This policy clarifies the application of the NT Building Act to minor works to wet areas of houses (class 1) and associated outbuildings (class 10) in gazetted building areas.

  

1 Building approval is required where there are alterations and/or additions to buildings including:-

  • New walls or partitions
  • Breaking into or altering elements of the building (walls, floors etc)
  • Installation of new fixtures or fittings (not being replacement of like for like)
  • Replacement of a window

  

2 Certification from a NT registered certifying plumber (for design and completed works) is required for all plumbing and drainage works including:-

  • All sanitary drainage works
  • Replacement of any plumbing or drainage service, fixture or fitting with a non-similar/different component (not being replacement of like for like)
  • Relocation, removal or addition of any plumbing or drainage service, fixture or fitting.

  

3 There is not a requirement for certification from an NT registered certifying plumber or building approval for maintenance and/or minor renovation or refurbishment of wet areas to houses (class 1) or associated outbuildings (class 10) which includes:-

  • Maintenance of any fixture, fitting or surface to a wet area including tiling.
  • New joinery
  • Replacement of like for like including a plumbing fixture or fitting with a similar component. Removing a bath and installing a shower or vice versa IS NOT LIKE FOR LIKE.

  

The term maintenance and/or minor renovation or refurbishment does not include sanitary drainage nor the installation of a new service or fitting nor the creation of a new opening in the walls or floor.

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