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Customer promise

We are committed to delivering high quality, professional regulatory building control and associated services to customers through

  • The provision of high quality and consistent customer service
  • Ensuring new and altered buildings in the Selwyn District are of a high standards through compliance with the Building Act 2004 and building code
  • Striving for continuous improvement in systems and procedures.

Our aim is to

  • make the process of applying for, and obtaining an approved building consent as simple and as easy as possible
  • not compromise technical accuracy
  • determine all applications within statutory timeframes.

Tips for your build

  • We cannot do design work for you but we can advise on how to go about organising building and resource consent applications
  • Doing your research early can save time and money later, by identifying the need for specific design or other technical reports
  • Don't take the risk of building without first getting a building consent – that is illegal and may result in enforcement action
  • Complete any remedial work advised by an inspector before you proceed to the next stage of work - otherwise you could be liable for enforcement action
  • Skipping inspections can be costly – missed inspections or work covered up prematurely could mean that you will have to undo work to enable building work to be inspected before we can issue a code compliance certificate for the completed construction.

Enquiries

Use information on our website as a starting point. If you have any further questions or need information about a specific build or building consent contact our Building Advisory team on

  • Online form – for feedback, compliments or complaints
  • Email – bca@selwyn.govt.nz
  • In person – Selwyn District Council headquarters, 2 Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston
  • Phone – 03 347 2839 (or Darfield exchange free-phone Helpline – 03 318 8338 and ask for the Building Department).