Note you need to start the work within 12 months after it’s been issued. If you’re likely to need an extension, please get in touch – we can talk through the reasons and advise you on the extension application process.
Here are some important things to remember during the building process.
- If your project involves ‘restricted building work’, you must get in touch with us before the work starts. We’ll need to see that you’ve employed ‘licensed building practitioners’ to do the work.
- You and your contractors must read, understand and comply with the requirements of the building consent, and follow any notes to ensure that you and the building project comply with the Building Act 2004.
- Your building consent will list the inspections required at stages of the building project – such as inspections of the foundations, framing and insulation, plumbing, drainage, and claddings and flashings. Please read our guide to building inspections (PDF 237 kb) – it covers everything you need to know and do.
- You’re responsible for ensuring that all the inspections are completed, as without them you may not get a Code Compliance Certificate for the work. You can book an inspection online or by phoning us on 04 570 6754 between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Note we need at least 24 hours’ notice for an inspection.
- You must have your approved plans and other documents on site at all times during the inspection process (either electronically or in hard copy).
- Once the work is complete, apply for a Code Compliance Certificate (which includes providing the relevant energy work certificates supplied by electricians, gasfitters, etc). If the project has involved restricted building work, you’ll also need to provide a Record of Building Work from each appropriate licensed building practitioner.
- After you have applied for a Code Compliance Certificate, Council assesses the information and then calls you to book a final inspection.
Note you need to apply for a Code Compliance Certificate within two years from the date the building consent was issued, unless we’ve agreed to extend the timeframe.
- If your building is a multi-unit residential, industrial or commercial building, we’ll issue you with a Compliance Schedule covering the maintenance, inspection and reporting requirements for any ‘specified systems’ in the building (such as emergency lighting and automatic fire-suppression systems). You’re responsible for ensuring that the schedule’s requirements are met and, on each anniversary of the schedule, supplying us with a Building Warrant of Fitness.
Apply for a Code Compliance Certificate (PDF 245 kb)
Download a Record of Building Work (PDF 159 kb)