Every building consent is granted subject to the condition that the building work is inspected. The building consent officer processing your building consent application will determine what inspections will be necessary during your build. A list of inspections and requirements for each inspection will be attached to the building consent.
Please ensure that you read the inspection requirements and are familiar with them before starting building work. If you believe anything on the inspection list is incorrect, please contact Council as soon as possible.
Your final inspection will be for a "Code Compliance Certificate".
When your Building Consent is issued, a list of required inspections will be included in your documentation. You (or your builder) will need to book these inspections as each stage of work is completed.
We need at least 2 working days' notice. Inspections will then be allocated on an “as available” basis.
To book an inspection you can ring us, or use the AlphaOne Builders app.
If you cannot see a building consent number please contact the council to have access granted.
The Tasman District area is divided up to manage inspections. Area contact details and times for booking inspections are:
|Richmond||Monday to Friday||8.00am - 4.30pm||03 543 8552|
|Motueka||Monday to Friday||8.00am - 4.30pm||0800 543 852|
|Golden Bay||Monday, Wednesday and Friday||10.15am - 4.30pm||0800 543 852|
|Murchison Lakes||Tuesday and Thursday||9.00am - 3.30pm||0800 543 852|
We offer a free text service to let you know when we are booking inspections for more than 2 working days in advance. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact mobile number.
When you make your booking, you will need to supply the following information:
We will text you the day before with a timeframe for when they'll be on site.
The building inspector assigned to the inspection will visit the site to inspect your building work. We need to ensure there is safe access to the area that is being inspected.
The inspector will:
We need to ensure the safety of our staff; we request that clear access is provided for the inspector to carry out their inspection.
All building consent documents and any approved amendments must be provided in hard copy on-site at the time of inspection.
Any relevant people/person relating to the building work or specific insepction is to be onsite for the inspection. For example, a drainlayer may want to be onsite for a drainage sewer/stormwater inspection
The work to be remedied will be recorded on the site inspection sheet, which will be emailed to the contact person on site at the end of the day. A re-inspection may be required to sign off any remedial work.
The following may also occur:
You will be charged for re-inspections and this will need to be paid before the code compliance certificate can be issued.
This is a formal notice issued by the building consent authority, advising that certain works have not been carried out in accordance with the building code. If issued, a letter explaining the process will accompany it.
If a notice to fix is issued, you are required to address the issues identified within a prescribed time frame to prevent further action being taken. A notice to fix may require to you stop work or impose conditional continuation of works.
It is important to us to deliver a timely and efficient building inspection service. It's always a bit of a juggle to match building job complexity with technical competency, and to get the right person in the right place at the right time for the job.
We cannot emphasise enough the need to be certain work will be complete on the day - so we are giving you the option to cancel early without incurring any extra costs.
Cancellation after 2.00pm will incur a cancellation fee.
However - if we get to the site and the work isn't ready to inspect, you will fail the inspection and incur the standard failed inspection fee.
Depending on what you're building, you'll need a selection of the following inspections. Each inspection has to occur at a certain stage of the building. Your builder will be familiar with all these stages.