MultiProofs are issued by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to builders constructing multiple buildings with the same or a similar design. They state that the plans and specifications comply with the New Zealand Building Code.
With a MultiProof for their building design, a builder can build the design several times in one district or nationwide, subject to any approval conditions, without needing to have the whole design assessed every time they apply for a building consent.
Get details on how to apply for a MultiProof, and the renewal requirements.
Our role in issuing MultiProof building consents
Our role in issuing building consents for MultiProof buildings involves:
- approving site-specific details, including foundations and utilities
- ensure that any MultiProof conditions have been met
- undertaking our normal inspections during construction.
Ready to apply?
Before you apply for a MultiProof building consent, please get in touch – we’ll talk through your project and let you know if you need a resource consent.
When you apply for a MultiProof building consent, you’ll need to provide:
- a completed application form (PDF 511 kb)
- your MultiProof approval certificate from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (it will include conditions)
- full plans and specifications for the MultiProof design
- a statement on whether you’ve departed in any way from the Ministry’s approved plans and specifications, including any approved changes, and confirmation that the design will still comply with the approved plans
- full site-specific details, such as those for the foundations and drainage
- the conditions at the proposed site, such as its climate and wind zone
- details of all the ‘licensed building practitioners’ undertaking ‘restricted building work’ on the property, using the Advice of Licensed Building Practitioner(s) form (PDF 228 kb).
How much does it cost?
Our standard building consent fees apply.
How long does it take?
It takes 10 working days to process a MultiProof building consent. During this time we’ll check:
- details such as the site conditions, foundations and utilities (such as water services)
- that the proposed design meets the conditions of your MultiProof certificate.
If we approve the building consent, you’ll have to arrange regular inspections to ensure that the development meets the requirements of the MultiProof certificate.
Find out more about what happens once you have consent.
Amending a MultiProof building consent
During the consent application process
If you want to make changes that haven’t been specifically approved by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in your MultiProof certificate, you’ll have to apply for a standard building consent.
Find out how to apply.
Find out how long it takes.
Once work has begun
At this stage you’ll need our approval for any amendments. Depending on how extensive they are, we may need to re-assess your plan to ensure that it complies with the New Zealand Building Code.