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.