What is a building consent?
When is a building consent required?
A building consent is required for most work including:
- swimming pools, spa pools and fencing,
- retaining walls over 1.5 m high (no surcharge),
- retaining walls any height incurring a surcharge,
- decks over 1.5 m high,
- freestanding non-habitable buildings larger than 10 m2,
- most new plumbing and drainage work,
- additions and alterations to existing buildings,
- new buildings,
- heating, including fireplaces, ventilation and air-conditioning systems,
- installing or removing specified systems.
How long does it take to get a building consent?
How do I apply for a building consent?
Does my consent expire?
What sort of information do I need?
- engineering calculations (if applicable)
- wall bracing calculations (if applicable)
- record of Title (previously referred to as computer registers or certificates of title)
- certificates from the design LBPs.
How much will it cost?
- levies payable to the Ministry of Building, Innovation & Employment (payable on all applications $20,444 and over)
- levies payable to BRANZ (payable on all applications $20,000 and over)
- time spent processing the application
- number of inspections required (type and number vary depending on the project)
- issue of code compliance certificate
- issue of compliance schedule (if applicable)
- a portion of the fees may be refunded on receipt of written confirmation that the work is not going to proceed.
How is my application processed?
National Multiuse approvals:
How will I be notified?
What are building consent conditions?