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This programme partners with industry professionals to fast track qualifying residential dwelling consents which are considered to have a low risk for Council receiving any claims.

Industry professional can be:

  • designers and builders operating on their own, or
  • building companies who apply for building consents with us.

Programme purpose

Our aim is to:

  • Speed up the consent process by standardising how information is presented to us
  • Rely on experienced LBPs to comply with the Building Act and building code requirements by acknowledging the maturity of the Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) scheme
  • Help the building sector continue to thrive and support population growth in Selwyn by processing consents that meet the application criteria faster* than applications not part of this programme.

Application criteria

Fast track applications must meet the following criteria:

  • be a new build of R2 complexity (‘or less*), and
  • a single detached dwelling, and
  • located on fully serviced sites within subdivisions, and
  • fully meet all district plan requirements, with no resource consent approvals needed from the territorial authority, and
  • not need any approvals from the regional authority.

* ‘or less’ means R1 complexity buildings – eg

  • unlined garages with no services,
  • rural pole/portal sheds with no services, and
  • solid fuel burners.

Note – not all your building consent applications may meet this criteria – so where they don’t you’ll need to continue to submit them as a standard application.

Benefits for you

  • Time savings – we’ll focus on the higher risk elements of your application
  • Cost savings over time if you continue to meet the criteria and expectations – see information under partner incentives
  • We’ll identify you as an approved building partner on our website so customers can see who our partners are and select their designer/company on this basis if they want.

Our partners

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Archiplus Limited

Today Homes Limited

Build by Design Limited

 

Classic Builders Christchurch Limited

 

Common Architecture + Interiors Ltd

 

Delaco Ltd

 

Detail Consultancy Ltd

 

DINEX Limited (NDM Construction)

 

ECAD Limited

 

Endeavour Sheds Ltd

 

FireNThings

 

Grant Miles Architectural Design

 

Gravitas Consulting

 

JBH Draughting Ltd

 

JNF Construction (GJ Gardner Homes)

 

Kevler Homes Ltd / Kevler Architect

 

Kingsbury Architecture

 

Krush Architecture

 

L & C Architecture Ltd

 

LMS Drafting and Design

 

NZ Panelised Building Systems T/A Concision

 

Orange Homes

 

Peter Ray Homes

 

RW Design

 

Signature Homes

 

SHC Limited

 

SWB Design

 

Tailored Homes Ltd

 

Zion Architecture