Engage a professional to help with your project
Tīkina he mātanga hei āwhina i tō kaupapa
It's really important to get the right people involved in your project.
Choose the right people for your project
A good quality project starts with a good design. Talk to a professional about your ideas.
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) website has comprehensive information about getting the right professionals for your project. See their website to find out how to make sure your building professionals are right for your project and can confidently meet Building Code requirements. It will save you time and money.
Other kinds of professionals you should talk to are:
|Building and renovation projects||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects||Building and renovation projects||Building and renovation project guides that can help you find out if you need a consent for your project and how to apply for one in case you have to. ||aspx|
|Check if you need a consent||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/check-if-need-consent||Check if you need a consent||Step two: Check if you need consent for your project and whether you need a professional to carry out the work.||aspx|
|Auckland Design Manual||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/start-with-an-idea/Pages/auckland-design-manual.aspx||Auckland Design Manual||The Auckland Design Manual provides objective criteria and context for making your design decisions.||aspx|
|What can I do in my zone?||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/start-with-an-idea/Pages/what-can-do-zone.aspx||What can I do in my zone?||Find out how to check your property zone and the different activities allowed in your zone.||aspx|