Moving or replacing a toilet

There are understandably quite a few rules when it comes to sanitary plumbing. This is work you need to hire a professional to carry out.

You can replace a toilet in an existing bathroom without building consent. You can also move your toilet, for example, if you’re combining a separate toilet and bathroom into one space.

Note: You'll need to apply for building consent if you want to increase the number of toilets in your home.

Exempt building work guidance: Technical requirements for the repair, maintenance and replacement of sanitary plumbing and drainage