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What do you need for your first meeting?
1. You need to have an idea about what you want to do. Put it down as bullet points, sketches, photographs – just helps in communicating your ideas more effectively.
2. Property file or old plans that you might have , if not this is something we can order from Council.
Does all work require Building Consent?
Schedule 1 of the Building Act 2004 has a list of building work that does not require a building consent. If the work does not need
a building consent the owner still has responsibilities under the Act to make sure work complies with the Building Code.
But if you are unsure give us a call.
How much is the Council fees?
Council has an online fee Calculator for the Building Consent applications which is based on the estimate value of the work that’s been proposed. Resource Consent is has their own fee structure system
What is a strategy for keeping my project on budget during planning?
We recommend the use of either a Quantity surveyor during the concept stage or a builder to give you an idea of cost before progressing to detailing/ working drawing stage.