Why would I choose to come to Solutions Team?
- We are a professional, dynamic business that is focused on achieving the best result for you during your project, while at the same time ensuring your building complies with the minimum requirements of the Building Code
- Many of our customers prefer to deal with a personable private business than a large Council
- We have considerable experience and are very customer focused
- We work hard to deliver your building consent within the timeframes required
- We recognise that our customers have a choice and work hard to retain their business
- Our team is focused on consistency of approach and quality of delivery
- We strive to be the best at what we do
How do I apply for a building consent?
What assistance do we provide?
- We will provide the following services to you when you lodge your building consent:
- Check the application for completeness prior to lodgement
- Assist you to complete the relevant Council application forms
- Vet the application on behalf of the council
- Lodge the application with the relevant Council
- Receive and forward all communication to your contact person
- Track the live days taken to process your application
- Chase your application through the Council system if necessary
- Discuss issues with the Council on your behalf to alleviate issues.
- Provide advice to you throughout the process.
- Compile and lodge your application for Code Compliance Certificate
What is the Process?
Solutions Team can pre-process your building consent applications to check for completeness and compliance. All application forms are completed on behalf of the client, and then forwarded to the relevant council, together with any relevant deposits.
What is the processing clock?
The New Zealand Building Act requires a Building Consent to be processed and issued within 20 live working days.
The statutory time frame (Council Clock) starts once the building consent has been accepted into the Councils processing system. The building consent then travels through a number of different technical people who check for compliance, these may include Resource management planning, Network Utility Operator, Hazards, Final review, Accounts then issue. At any stage during this process one of technical people can suspend the building consent by asking for further information. The processing clock is then suspended until the correct information is provided. The net live days taken to process the building consent is the time that makes up the legal requirement of 20 live working days.
What happens if you need further information?
During pre-processing of your consent, we may require further information or revisions to the design. We will communicate this to you either by phone or email. Your consent will then be 'suspended' until such time as this information is received.
If you have any queries regarding a request for information received, then please give a call to discuss.
How long does it take for a Council to issue a building consent?
The Building Act requires that Council issue the building consent within 20 working days. This does not include days that are counted as 'suspended'. Please feel free to give us a call to discuss the likely timeframe for your consent.
How do I get an update on progress?
If you would like an update on how things are going with your application please feel free to give the office a call to discuss on 03 3660077.
How much will my pre-processing of my building consent cost?
Fees for building consents vary dependant on the complexity and size of the project. If you would like to get an estimate of the likely cost, then feel free to contact our office, and we will do our best to assist you.
Please note that all Solutions Team charges for the pre-processing and approval of the plans and specifications.
How do I pick up my approved consent from Council?
Upon notification of the approval of your building consent, you will be notified of the fees payable. Payment for these is to be forwarded to the relevant Council. Once payment is received your consent will be available for uplift.
What happens next?
At certain points during construction, inspections will need to be undertaken by Council, the inspections are to determine that the building is being constructed in accordance with the approved building consent. Those inspections will be nominated on your approved building consent pack, however a rough rule of thumb is that if the work is to be covered up, then we will need to inspect it first.
What do I need for the inspection?
The approved plans, specifications and inspection record must remain on site at all times, and be available for all inspections. In the event that the plans are not available, we will not be able to complete the inspection. This will then need to be rebooked.
When can I book a final inspection?
You will be ready for your final inspection once all the work covered by the building consent is completed.
How do I get my Code Compliance Certificate?
Once your final inspection has been approved, and upon receipt of the required documentation.