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Types of building inspections

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

​Cavity wrap inspection (ICA)

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

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 applies only 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.

As-built drainage plans are required at your inspection 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.

Waterproofing membrane inspection (internal and external) (ITK)

An inspection of below-ground wall requiring waterproofing.

An inspection of a roof, deck or internal wet area membrane. Deck and roof membrane also covered in wet area inspection.

Plumbing inspection - underslab (IPP)

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

Use IPB inspection type if preline plumbing and preline building inspections are being booked together.

Plumbing pre-line inspection (IPP)

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

Post-line 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.

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.

Site meeting inspection (IME)

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.

Reclad pre-construction meeting (IRM)

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