Documents submitted with a building consent application sometimes contain information that doesn't relate to building code compliance, but is still relevant to Council.
Details in the specifications and plans may, for example, be included to show they comply with:
A building consent may be issued with a “Section 37” certificate attached. This certificate prohibits work commencing until resource management issues have been resolved. The reasons for any restrictions will be identified on the certificate.
For more information about what information you need to support your building consent application, go to apply for building consent
All building work in New Zealand must comply with the building code, even if it doesn’t require a building consent. This ensures buildings are safe, healthy and durable for everyone who may use them. For everything you need to know about building code compliance or anything else to do with building in New Zealand, see the government guidance available on the Building Performance website.