Plan well, thinking about how the build will work for you now and in the future (and for future owners).
Your first job when planning a new build, an extension to your home or a commercial development is to find out what's required when building and renovating in New Zealand.
You will be better prepared and the build can run more smoothly if you know:
Your rights and obligations
It pays to know your rights and obligations in the building process so you can protect yourself and others within the law.
Find out what you and others need to do to help the project run smoothly and what to do if things don't go to plan.
The building process
Every building project is different, but you still need to tick off essential stages to make it a success. Understand the stages of a building project so you know what you need to do and build it right.
Scope and design
How the building system protects you
All building work in New Zealand must meet certain requirements, even if it doesn’t need a building consent. This ensures our buildings are safe, healthy and durable which means we all can have confidence in their performance.
The consent process
Councils grant building consent applications when they are confident your proposed work will meet the requirements of the Building Code.