Planning Your Build
In this section
Understanding the Whats & the Whys
If you’re starting on a new build project here are the essentials of what you need to know.
Roles & Responsibilities
Everyone involved in the building process has responsibilities and obligations. You may well not be aware of your responsibilities if you are not involved in building projects regularly.
Property & Project Information
How to obtain information on a property, Land Information Memorandum, Project Information Memorandum, and utilities and infrastructure locations.
Building on Land Subject to Natural Hazards
Before you start planning your project you will want to check if the land may be subject to natural hazards. These include the likes of erosion, inundation, and wildfire.
Variation 1 to The Proposed District Plan
Variation 1 to the Proposed District Plan (incorporating Medium Density Residential Standards) and what this means for building consents.
Geotechnical/Ground Condition Reports
Most building consent applications will need a geotechnical report or shallow soil investigation report.
- Tips For Keeping Your Consent Fees Under Control
Swimming Pools & Small Heated Pools
What you need to know about residential pools, small heated pools, pool fencing, and the pool register.
Here you'll find what you need to know if you're thinking about building a tiny home, having a relocated or or transportable building, or a shipping container.
- Commercial Buildings
- Design Considerations
- Building Code Updates