Building Consent - Things to note to avoid pulling your hair out
Here, we have compiled a list of the important points to start you off on your building journey to ensure the boring stuff goes smoothly.
Here at CHE, we organise your building & resource consent(s) and manage them ourselves, so there's less stress on your end. But just so you're clear on how the consent process works, we've put together some key points that makes understanding this process a lot easier.
What is a building consent?
A building consent is a written document that grants approval from the Council to carry out specific building work on a specific site. All on site work must therefore comply with current regulations.
Important things to note:
What is a resource consent?
Like the building consent, a resource consent grants permission from the council to carry out a project. You need a resource consent when your project may affect the environment or the people around you. The types of projects you may find yourself needing a resource consent include:
When do you need it?
You will need to apply for a building consent after you have worked with your designer/builder and have decided on what changes you would like to make to your home. You will therefore need council consent on your proposed plans before you can begin construction. From there, the council will either approve the plans and allow you to begin construction, or they will ask you to change certain components of your plans so that it fits their housing regulations. Find out more about Council Regulations here.
With 15 years experience in the building industry and over 170 projects completed, we have had a lot of practice with lodging and managing consents, so if you're unsure, let us handle it!
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