This page provides information on relocated buildings, and other buildings which are to be constructed using second-hand materials.
Whether a building is to be relocated, or constructed using second-hand materials, the Council needs to understand the existing condition of the whole structure, or the individual elements.
The Council is also mindful of the fact that the original building, or second-hand materials, are more often than not being relocated from an area which invariably has different loading characteristics (e.g. wind, earthquake and snow loadings), plus an alternative exposure (corrosion) zone.
No two building consents are the same. As such, there’s an acceptance that there are going to be some interesting combination of circumstances that means the building works proposed may not exactly sit neatly in either of the criteria stated below.
On the understanding that the Council reviews each Building Consent application on a case-by-case basis, if you do have any specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Duty Building Control Officer for further assistance.
We also recommend you speak with the Duty Planner to ensure your proposal also complies with the Tasman Resource Management Plan.
Duty Building Control Officer or Duty Planner, ph. 03 543 8400
A relocated building is one that is already built, and is being moved to a new location either as a whole structure or in several smaller parts (depending on the size of the building for transportation purposes). The original building may be currently located in the Tasman District, or elsewhere (in another District). This article has been drafted on the understanding that the building, in its new location, will be placed somewhere in the Tasman District.
In no specific order, the Council requires the following when considering a building consent application for a relocated building:
This is to be provided by an individual, or company, who has the appropriate competence, qualifications and experience to provide such a report, and who has the necessary insurance cover to undertake the work.
The Building Conditions Report must include (as a minimum) all of the information listed below:
(Except for any individual elements that may fall into any of the items listed in Schedule 1 of the Building Act 2004) for a relocated building this will include (as a minimum, but not restricted to) consideration of each of the following:
Relocated buildings that require structural upgrading as a result of being relocated to a higher seismic zone will likely require a building consent and be Restricted Building Work (RBW). A Certificate of Design from a licensed building practitioner is required for all RBW.
BRANZ have produced a very informative structural guide for retrofitting existing buildings that you may find useful. Please be aware this report was done in 2008 and there may be items and references that are outdated. However, we believe the structural information is still relevant and can be useful.
A building may also be constructed using second-hand materials. This is usually the case where an existing building has been deconstructed, and packaged up ready for transportation to a new location, to then be pieced back together to form the basis of the original building.
In no specific order, the Council requires the following when considering a building consent application for a building being constructed using second-hand materials:
(Except for any individual elements that may fall into any of the items listed in Schedule 1 of the Building Act 2004). The Councils view is that the same level of information is required for any building works using second-hand materials as it would be if you were constructing the same building using brand new materials.