Building Inspections

At various stages during construction, you will need to arrange for a Building Officer to inspect what has been done in order to ensure that your building work complies with the conditions of the Building Consent and the Building Code.

For further information, check out Building Consent Steps 3 & 4: Inspecting and Certifying (617KB pdf).

When do I need an inspection?

During the building consent application process we will determine what inspections will be necessary to enable us to be satisfied on reasonable grounds that compliance will be achieved. Each inspection will be identified along with the requirements for that particular inspection.

The list of required inspections will be attached to your building consent.


Foundation/Pile/Concrete Floor

Foundations/Proprietary Farm Buildings

Masonry Block Work

Subfloor Building

Subfloor Plumbing/Draining

Precast Concrete Work

​Wall/Roof Framing


Membrane Roofs/Enclosed Decks

​Stucco Wrap/Netting

Stucco Scratch Coat

Brick Half Height

External Moisture Wall/Roofs

​Preline Building, Plumbing/Draining

PostlineWetfloor AreaDrainage
Inbuilt Fire Pre-InstallationSwimming Pool ConstructionSwimming/Spa Pool Fencing Compliance
Final - Swimming/SPa Pool FenceFinal - Freestanding/Inbuilt FireFinal - Plumbing/Drainage
Final - Wetfloor AreaFinal - Farm BuildingsFinal - Garage/Carport
Final - Relocate Final - Small WorkFinal - Residential/Commercial

The inspections required for your project are listed in the building consent documentation issued by the Council. You must keep the stamped copy of your approved building consent on the construction site so inspection officers can check against it.

Building inspections can be booked by:

- emailing
- calling our inspection line on 06 374 4902
- by using the Go Build mobile App (see below):

Download the Go Build App for Android

Download the Go Build App for Iphone

Inspections are undertaken by appointment only. It is your (or your builder's) responsibility to notify Council 3 days before you require an inspection. Please ensure all work for inspection is ready the day before your inspection. Incomplete work requiring a new booking will incur an additional inspection fee.

When you make your booking, you will need to show the following information:

  • your Building Consent number
  • the site location/address
  • the type of inspection required; and
  • the name and contact phone number of the person who will be on-site at the time of inspection

All Building Consent documents and any approved amendments must also be on-site at the time of inspection.

If the work has not been done in accordance with the Building Consent, the Building Officer will fail the inspection and issue a copy of the inspection record stating what is required to be done before booking a re-inspection.

In cases of continuous failures, Building Officers may issue a notice to fix.