New housing developments require a building consent
that demonstrates compliance with the Building Code. The Auckland Council website offers a large number of resources to help with the building consent process and help you compile the necessary documentation. For council officials to have a complete understanding of the project, a comprehensive set of documents needs to be submitted, including:
- certificate of title
- a set of drawings containing architectural, structural and plumbing details
- additional reports including geotechnical, energy efficiency, and fire design
- planning information
- information about pools, solid fuel heater appliances and water heaters.
An application for building consent is typically submitted to the council when finalising the detailed design documentation, but you should talk to your design team about their preferred timings based on their professional experience.