What is a minor variation?
Legal definition of 'minor variation'
Regulation 3 of the Building (Minor Variations) Regulations 2009 defines a minor variation as follows:
(1) A minor variation is a minor modification, addition, or variation to a building consent that does not deviate significantly from the plans and specifications to which the building consent relates.
(2) The following are examples of minor variations and do not constitute an exhaustive list:
(a) substituting comparable products (for example, substituting one internal lining for a similar internal lining)
(b) minor wall bracing changes
(c) a minor construction change (for example, changing the framing method used around a window)
(d) changing a room's layout (for example, changing the position of fixtures in a bathroom or kitchen)