Building and structures

Buildings and additions.

Alterations and new buildings

Information on new buildings including alterations and additions.

Building a carport

Find out if you need a consent to build a carport and how to apply for consent.

Building a deck

Find out if you need a consent to build a deck, including how to apply for a consent.

Building a garage

Building a garage

Find out if you need a consent to build a garage and how to apply for consent.

Building a garden shed

Building a garden shed

Find out if you need a consent for a garden shed and how to apply for consent.

Building a sleepout/cabin

Find out if you need a consent for your sleepout or cabin.

Dam.

Dams

A dam should be designed, constructed and maintained in a way that ensures the safety of people and property throughout its life.

Fences, decks and retaining walls.

Fences and retaining walls

Rules for outdoor structures vary depending on the applicable district plan.

Moving a building

If you want to relocate a building, you will potentially need three different approvals.

Pools and spas.

Pools and spas

Information on installing a pool or spa, including fencing restrictions.

Recladding.

Recladding

Projects involving recladding are likely to come under closer inspection than other building or resource consent applications.

Maintaining your septic tank.

Septic tanks

Information on installing or altering a septic tank.

Solar panels.

Solar panels

Solar (photovoltaic) panels generally don't require building consent, but you may require resource consent.

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