Building inspections

The building consent process is about ensuring safe and durable buildings.

The information below is updated at the beginning of the week.

We are experiencing a high volume of inspection requests at the moment. The current average timeframe to book an inspection is:

  • Residential: 16 working days
  • Commercial: two working days

We understand the impact of inspection delays and we are doing all we can to reduce this wait time.

When your building work is inspected and a code compliance certificate is issued, you will have documented assurance that your building work complies with the building consent.

The granting of a building consent is conditional on enabling the building work to be inspected. At various stages during construction, you will need to arrange inspections to verify that the building work has been completed in accordance with building consent requirements.

Book a building inspection

How building work is inspected

The building consent process is about ensuring safe and durable buildings meet the requirements of the Building Act.

Guide to the common types of building inspections

The common types of building inspections carried out by Hurunui, Waimakariri, Christchurch, Selwyn and Ashburton Councils.

Building location certificates

Every building consent involving new structures needs confirmation of the location. The scope will vary depending on the complexity of work

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