We’re making some changes to the way we name inspections by giving each inspection type the same name across the Greater Canterbury Region.
From today, you can book an inspection in Hurunui, Waimakariri, Christchurch, Selwyn and Ashburton using the same inspection name. We think this new approach will help give you consistency when booking inspections for your projects across the region.
Visit your local council's website for more information or if you have any questions, you can give us a call:
- Christchurch City Council(external link) Phone: (03) 941 8222
- Waimakariri District Council(external link) Phone: 0800 965 468
- Ashburton District Council(external link) Phone: (03) 307 7700
- Selwyn District Council(external link) Phone: (03) 347 2839
- Hurunui District Council (email) Phone: (03) 314 8816
What we are changing
As from today, we are merging some of our inspections into a single inspection type for building projects in Hurunui, Waimakariri, Selwyn, Christchurch and Ashburton.
The affected inspections are:
|Old inspections||New inspection|
|Changes to foundation and slab inspections||201 Pre pour foundation
202 Sub floor
203 Pre pour floor
|Foundation or slab inspection|
|Changes to pre cladding inspections||213 Flashings
215 Building and sill wrap or cavity batten
|Pre cladding inspection|
|Changes to drainage inspections||208 Drainage
212 Retaining wall drainage
Why we are merging inspection types
Councils in the Greater Canterbury Region have recognised that some construction sequences and practices have changed over recent years. We have been working together with the industry to standardise the way we work and use the same names for the inspections across the region.
This means some building work can now be inspected with a single visit using the new combined inspection types. This will reduce the inspection cost and time to our customers without compromising the inspection service we provide.
The combining of the inspection types gives us the flexibility to inspect all items that are ready for that inspection type in one site visit and on a single site site notice.
How will this affect me?
As mentioned earlier this change will reduce the inspection cost and time for your project. Where there is an outstanding failed inspection of the superseded inspection types we will need to complete these under the old inspection types.
Where your Schedule of Estimated Specified Inspections show the superseded inspection types and no inspections have taken place, the new inspection type will need to be scheduled with our scheduling team. Our scheduling team will be able to assist you with booking the right inspection type.