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.
Foundations/Proprietary Farm Buildings
Masonry Block Work
Precast Concrete Work
Membrane Roofs/Enclosed Decks
Stucco Scratch Coat
Brick Half Height
External Moisture Wall/Roofs
Preline Building, Plumbing/Draining
|Inbuilt Fire Pre-Installation||Swimming Pool Construction||Swimming/Spa Pool Fencing Compliance|
|Final - Swimming/SPa Pool Fence||Final - Freestanding/Inbuilt Fire||Final - Plumbing/Drainage|
|Final - Wetfloor Area||Final - Farm Buildings||Final - Garage/Carport|
|Final - Relocate||Final - Small Work||Final - 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:
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.