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Types of building inspections

A building inspector will carry out the necessary inspections and complete the appropriate checklists determined by your project and the requirements of your consent.

​Acoustic testing inspection

This inspection checks the sound proofing between walls and floors in apartment buildings and multi-units.

The inspection needs to take place:

  • before the final inspection
  • after all decorating is complete
  • after all floor coverings are in place.

We may need access to the floors above and below to carry out the acoustic testing.

Cavity wrap inspection (ICA)

An inspection of the building wrap and cavity construction before the cladding is installed.

Certificate of Acceptance (CoA) inspection

Inspection for unconsented building work that:

  • was done after 1992, or
  • cannot be issued a Code Compliance Certificate (CCC).

We check we are satisfied (on reasonable grounds), that unconsented building work complies with the current New Zealand Building Code.

 

Certificate for Public Use inspection (CPU)

An inspection of part of the building work of a current building consent to ensure the public can access, move around and exit a building safely before the entire project is complete.

This only applies to buildings which the public would normally have access to.

Cladding inspection (ICL)

An inspection of the specific cladding installation approved in the building consent.

Commercial final inspection (IF2)

A final inspection to confirm the building work covered by the approved building consent has been completed and complies with that consent and the building code.

Concrete block, concrete reinforcing inspection (ICB)

An inspection of block work construction, cast in situ panels, columns or walls before the concrete is poured.

Concrete floor slab inspection (ISF)

An inspection, excluding plumbing, of any floor slab and its associated building work before the concrete is poured.

Drainage inspection (IDT)

An inspection of any surface water or foul water drainage system associated with the building consent.

The inspector will ask to see as-built drainage plans to verify the completed work matches the original plans.

Foundation inspection (IFO)

An inspection of strip or bored pile foundations before the concrete is poured.

Framing inspection (IFG)

A detailed inspection of the timber structure of the building before the roof cladding and building wraps are installed.

This includes reclad strip-off and reclad remedial inspections.

Plumbing inspection - underslab (IPP)

An inspection of any plumbing works in any part of the building including the floor slab.

As-built plans are required and pipes must connected and working in a normal manner.

Plumbing pre-line inspection (IPP)

An inspection of any plumbing works within the building prior to be lined.

Pipes must be connected and working in a normal manner.

Post-line building inspection (IPL)

An inspection of the building linings required to provide the building work with structural bracing or wet wall lining. Also includes inspections of any fire-rated product installed to comply with the building consent and the building code.

Pre-line building inspection (IPB)

An inspection of the building work before the installation of any internal linings.

Reclad pre-construction meeting (IRM)

Meeting called on-site to discuss reclad strategy and inspection regime before work commences.

Residential final inspection (IF1)

A final inspection to confirm the building work covered by the approved building consent has been completed and complies with that consent and the building code.

This includes solid fuel appliance inspections (for example, a fireplace).

Site meeting inspection

The minuted record of any on-site discussion on any aspect of the building consent or the building code.

Swimming pool fencing inspection (SWP)

The pool fencing officer checks heights and gaps of pool fences and gates latches to self-closing gates and doors, etc.

This inspection also checks that the location of the fencing as per the consent plan has not changed.

Waterproofing membrane inspection (internal and external) (ITK)

An inspection of:

  • below-ground walls requiring waterproofing
  • a roof, deck or internal wet area membrane.

What to do if you have a question

There may be other types of inspections required for your consent that are not listed here. 

If you need more information, phone us between 8am and 5pm and ask to speak to our building helpdesk.

Call Auckland Council on09 353 9120

Have your building consent number (BCO) ready.

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