All councils are not created equal which is why it is important to understand the building consent requirements of a particular body before the detail is introduced. Pre application meetings can be had at concept or site plan stage to discuss the intention of a build or development, which in turn will highlight any hurdles that may need to be overcome. Our documentation includes all the information required for your consent to be processed and approved. We are always improving our submission content to minimise application delays and council information requests.
You may also require a resource consent which is required if the project is outside of the council plan set. This approval is required for things such as land use and land subdivision and it will vary from one area to another.
When all the information has been collated the final stage for approval is the Building Consent. Once the council is satisfied your proposed work will meet the requirements of the Building Code your consent will be issued and your project can start.
The consent process
- Initial preparations
- Preliminary designs
- Project Information Memorandum (PIM)
- Confirm consent requirements
(if there is no resource consent requirement skip to 8)
- Prepare assessment of environmental effects
- Seek written approval of affected parties
- Apply for resource consent
- Final design
- Apply for building consent
- RFI (Provide more information if necessary)
- Start Construction
Your local council can provide detail on each of these stages if you are keen to get hands-on, otherwise we normally take care of all of this for you so you can spend your time on the important side, the design.