Complete the application to request a review of your building consent or click the link below if you are a registered customer.
Once submitted, your application will then be reviewed and assessed by a Building Specialist Officer to determine how it will proceed.
Once your application is received, a Building Specialist will review your building consent documentation. The following factors will be considered:
- The age of the building/building work
- The complexity of the design
- The type of cladding material used and method of installation (cavity or no cavity)
- The status of inspections already carried out and if any inspection types were not called for
- Any outstanding issues, outstanding documentation
- Any outstanding fees
- The E2 risk matrix score assessment (weathertightness assessment).
The E2 risk matrix score assessment will consider the following factors:
- Number of storey/s
- Wind zone
- Roof/wall junction (number of junctions, interfaces and level of complexity)
- Eave width
- Decks and balconies
- Cladding type/material; junctions, complexity, junction of multiple claddings.
The initial assessment/review is necessary for Council to:
- Review all information of the building consent in council's records
- Identify any potential issues that could affect the issuing of the CCC
- Establish the risk profile regarding the building/building project
- Confirm whether a final inspection can proceed; and the time and date of the inspection with the owner/owner's agent.
Confirmation to proceed with Final Inspection
If a final inspection has been confirmed and may proceed, the owner will be advised to book an inspection.
Following the final inspection, Council will assess whether the work complies whilst also taking into account the initial assessment undertaken by the Building Specialist. If the initial assessment and the final inspection shows compliance can be met and a pass result is achieved, the customer will be notified to apply for their CCC.
If the inspection identifies concerns relating to weathertightness, Council may request an investigation/report by a suitably qualified person (i.e. Registered Building Surveyor, Registered Architect or Chartered Professional Engineer)to assist in determining compliance.
In some cases, remedial works will be required to meet the code. Remedial works could be identified as part of Council's inspection or identified in the weathertightness investigation/report. Depending on the circumstances, the following could be required:
- Remedial work is instructed to be completed and inspected by the Inspector with updated/as-built plan to record the remedial works.
- An amendment to the existing building consent is to be applied for the remedial works; approval is needed before work being completed.
In any case, all remedial works identified as part of the initial review and subsequent final inspection, will need to be rectified before approval is given.
Reports from a Qualified Persons
Council may request a report from a suitably qualified person (i.e. Registered Building Surveyor, Registered Architect or Chartered Professional Engineer) with specialist expertise in weathertightness.
Before engaging an expert, it is important to confirm and reach an agreement with Council on the person who will provide the report. Information and sufficient evidence will be required to demonstrate the suitability and competence of the person/author of the report. The information should include but is not limited to the following:
- Demonstrated competence in the type and scale of the project subject to the investigation
- Formal qualification
- Relevant work experience
- Membership of appropriate professional affiliation
- Appropriate level of professional indemnity insurance based on the value of the work
- Declaration of any potential conflict of interest
Acceptance of the report will also be subject to the following, in particular but not limited to:
- The report must be a full assessment of all building envelope that was completed as part of the building work concerned (i.e. wall cladding, roof cladding, external joineries, penetrations, junctions/interfaces, flashing etc.)
- The report and investigation must be thorough and extensive to the extent that is deemed appropriate by the author to provide a conclusive statement on the level of compliance of the building work. (The report is expected to be the same type and quality of report required to be provided to the Ministry - MBIE for Determination purposes)
- Evidence of invasive testing (or any other necessary testing) and analysis carried out by the author of the report to confirm weathertightness performance of the building work
- Conclusion as to whether or not the building work complies with the building code Clauses B2 and E2
- Supporting document, photographs, testing result and analysis carried out as part of the investigation
- Detail of any failure or concern regarding weathertightness performance
- Detail of any remedial works or recommendation on how to fix any of the non-compliance or failure
- Detail of any proposal by the author as to how the work can be remediated with a plan of monitoring and supervising of the remedial work
- Any other recommendation/comment by the author.
Any remedial works (recommended by the report) will need to be approved and inspected by Council prior to being completed on site.
Unable to verify Compliance
If we are unable to verify compliance as part of the final inspection and review, you will be sent a letter outlining the reasons why. From here, the following options are available to the owner:
- Take no further action. Note however, while Council may not take further action they reserve the right to inspect if it becomes aware that the building/building work is potentially dangerous or insanitary.
- Discuss with Council options to provide additional evidence or supporting documentation to verify how the building work complies.
- Apply for an amendment to the existing building consent to cover the remedial works; note approval is needed before work being completed.
- Apply for a Determination with the Ministry - MBIE.