Queenstown Lakes District Council will make an assessment of the types of inspections which we will require during the construction of the building. This is not an exhaustive list, and additional inspections may be required depending upon the particular construction method used and the timetabling involved. Work can not proceed past each step until that step has been inspected and approved.
You will receive a letter when your building consent is issued, which is headed “General Consent Information and Site Inspection Requirements”. This letter provides details about the process and requirements for inspections to be undertaken.
It is the responsibility of the owner or their agents to notify QLDC that the building work is ready for inspection. Most commonly this notification would come from the builder and/or plumber undertaking the work. A copy of the stamped approved plans must be kept on site for any inspection to be done.
A record of the inspection is written (our blue form CS30.1) and left on-site. This provides information on what was inspected and the outcome of that inspection, which may detail follow up actions or re-inspection of the work needed prior to continuation of the work.
In addition to the inspection by QLDC, it may also be necessary, for external experts to conduct their own inspections, such as having structural elements checked by a chartered professional engineer, or specific product installations checked by manufacturers during their installation or application. Where this is the case, a producer statement (PS4) will be required to be provided with an application for Code Compliance Certificate.
When booking your inspection, you will need to allow at least one working day notice, and provide your Building Consent number and any other information as requested.
Once a final inspection is carried out, you will be advised if there are any matters that still need to be attended to, and you may be issued with a Notice to Fix. Once any outstanding matters are rectified (and reinspected if needed), you can apply for your CCC.
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