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AlphaOne Builders app available from Tuesday 2nd June

COVID-19 updates

Inspection bookings

Some good news on the inspection front now that inspection demand has levelled out to a more manageable level.

From Tuesday 2 June:

  • No more waitlisting of bookings
  • You can book your inspection 2 working days before you need it
  • The Builders App will be available again to allow you to make your own bookings

The usual rules still applies when making your booking – so to save delays and disappointment please check:

  • There are not outstanding resource consents, amendments or blocks on your project
  • All work to be inspected is ready for inspection by 7.30am on the day of your inspection
  • All required documents [PDF, 189 KB] related to the inspection are uploaded to the required documents area of the AlphaOne portal the day before the inspection.

Note that some inspections may still be carried out remotely. We will let you know beforehand if that is the case.

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.


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 –
  • 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).