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Building inspections

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You will need to arrange inspections, at various stages of construction, to check that the building work complies with the conditions of the building consent and the requirements of the Building Code.

What happens during the inspection

One of our building inspectors will inspect your building work. Provide safe access to the area that is being inspected.

You must have the approved building consent documentation with you.

The inspector will:

  • compare the building work to the consented plans and associated documentation.
  • complete a checklist and let you know the outcome of the inspection.

The inspection will fail and you may need to book a re-inspection at an additional cost if:

  • the inspector finds that the work doesn't meet the requirements of the building consent
  • you or your agent are not on site at the requested time
  • you or your agent don't have the approved documentation.

Our tip

Collect your documents and provide them with your Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) application after the final inspection has been passed.

How to book an inspection

You can now book a building inspection online and select the best available day and time for it to take place.

We will confirm a time for you within 24 hours.

Inspection times are 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. See Book a building inspection for more information. 

Our tip

You should have a clear timeline for your building work and book inspections well in advance to avoid delays on site.

Learn more about the types of inspection available from our online inspection glossary

 

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