Approved wood burners
Since 1 September 2005, new wood burners must meet the National Environmental Wood Burner Design standard and be on the list of approved wood burners. This standard applies to all properties with an area of less than 2 hectares.
Inspections of wood burners
Inbuilt wood burners require two inspections – one before the woodburner is installed and one after installation.
Free standing wood burners require only a final inspection. All final inspections must be carried out before you use the wood burner.
Application for wood burners
When you're making an application to install a wood burner, you'll need to provide us with the following along with your application form and checklist:
- Manufacturer’s specifications and installation instructions
- A floor plan of the building that clearly shows the proposed location of the heater unit and adjacent rooms, doors and windows (for free standing fires only). See the sample plan for details required
- Location of smoke alarms on the plan
- A Producer Statement if it's a second hand fire place (a new flue must be installed)
- A copy of Certificate of Title or rates invoice
- Details of the wetback system and connections, if it is a wood burner with a wetback
- Checklist for Wood burners (PDF 79 kb)
- Application for Building Consent (PDF 372 kb)
When you are making an application to install a solar panel, you'll need to provide us with the following along with your application form and checklist:
- Specifications for make and model of the proposed system
- A plan showing location and orientation of unit
- A plan showing flashing details for any roof penetrations
- Confirmation that the existing roof is designed to take the loading from the proposed unit
- Application for Building Consent (PDF 73 kb)
Hot Water Cylinders
When you make an application to install a hot water cylinder, you'll need to provide us with the following along with your application form and checklist:
Get in touch with us to find out if you also need a resource consent when the hot water cylinder is placed on the exterior of the house.
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