Your building consent will include an estimate of construction inspections to be undertaken during the course of construction. Inspections are project specific and an estimate is decided during the processing of your building consent.
See building inspections for the main checks that will be carried out for common types of building inspections.
Additional types of building inspections may be necessary, depending on the nature of the building work and the manner of construction, or as a result of non-complying or incomplete work.
Ensure you have a clear timeline for carrying out your building work and book inspections in advance to avoid delays on site.
In addition to the common types of building inspections undertaken by the Councils within the Greater Canterbury Region, the Christchurch City Council also undertakes the following building inspections types:
Inspections by other parties
Sometimes it is necessary for specialist consultants to conduct inspections in addition to or in lieu of the inspections carried out by the Council. If inspections need to be carried out by specialist consultants, you will usually be advised before the building consent is issued.
Typically these types of inspections may involve having a geotechnical engineer confirming the ground bearing of a foundation excavation or a structural engineer checking the construction of a specific design element.
Please ensure you read the inspection requirements in the Building Consent Construction Documentation and Advice Notes attached to the building consent and are familiar with them before commencing building work.
How to change or cancel an inspection booking
If you wish to change or cancel your inspection booking, please call us on 03 941 8222.
Cancellations must be made by 4pm on the working day prior to your inspection taking place.
All cancellations made on the day are charged for.