This page explains the building consent requirements for building decks.

A Building Consent is required to build a deck unless it is exempt under Schedule 1 (g) of the Building Act 2004.

"A building consent is not required for the following building work:

(g) the construction or alteration of any platform, bridge, or the like from which it is not possible for a person to fall more than 1.5  metres even if it collapses."

Please note you may also require a Resource Consent.  Please contact a Porirua City Council Resource Consents Planner if in doubt.

The Building Code sets the minimum construction standards for all building work.

For more deck construction and both Building and Resource Consent requirements and information, phone (04) 237 5089, or visit our Customer Services Centre.

Links to more building consent information


Porirua City Council links: