The number and nature of building inspections will be determined by the type of construction being undertaken.
It's important that, once you have received the approved building consent, it is kept onsite at all times so that when an inspection is taking place the plans are also available.
The types of building inspections can include (but not limited to):
|Pre-line framing||Post-line bracing||Post-line wet area membranes|
There can also be other types of inspections, including plumbing, and drainage inspections.
|Plumbing and Drainage Inspections|
|Pre-line||Wastewater treatment system |
Depending on the type of construction, specialist inspections may also be required:
- Geo-technical engineer
- Chartered professional engineer
Booking an Inspection
When booking an inspection the following information must be available:
- Site address
- Building consent number
- Name and phone number of contact person on site
- Date the inspection is required
- Type of inspection, eg plumbing, drainage, foundation etc
- Important notes
When you are ready for an inspection to be completed, please give Council at least 24 hours advance notice.
Council endeavours to arrange inspections as quickly as possible, however, they can take longer during busy times.
As the owner, it is your responsibility (or your builder) to book an inspection with Council.
Please remember to have the approved plans and documentation onsite. If these are not available when the inspector arrives, the inspection will not take place, and you may be charged extra for a re-inspection.
At the final inspection you will be required to:
- Have the consented plans onsite.
- Provide copies of the following documents (if applicable) electrical certificate of compliance, gas certificate of compliance, as laid drainage plan, producer statements (PS3, PS4, membrane applicators etc), backflow protection device installation and test certificate.
- If specified systems have been installed provide copies of all electrical certificates of compliance, testing certificates, system certifications by certifying bodies.
- Any amended plans.
Need more information?
Refer to the Building Consent Application Guidance book for further information.