Professional opinions or statements submitted with your consent documentation will be assessed on their merits. We recommend that ‘verifiable evidence’ such as calculations be provided to support any opinion with the building consent application. This will help ensure that the BCA can be “satisfied on reasonable grounds” that the building work will comply with the NZ Building Act 2004 and the NZ Building Code.

It is the responsibility of the professional to provide quality assurance for documentation they submit during all phases of the life of the building consent, including inspection records and construction statements.