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Building Consents are vital for almost every building project in New Zealand.

This consent must be approved by an accredited registered Building Consent Authority (BCA) prior to work taking place on site. The purpose of this consent is to ensure every structure complies with the New Zealand Building Code and is safe and fit for purpose.

There are some projects that do not require Building Consent. These are usually structures that are considered to be low risk and completed with the help of a Licenced Building Practitioner or other accredited professional. These can include small single-storey detached buildings, small carports and verandahs.

All Building Consent applications need to be accompanied by a “Memorandum Certificate” of design work signed by a Licenced Building Practitioner which identifies restricted building work and any waivers or modifications.

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Building Consents with Design Network.

One of the easiest ways to manage Building Consents is to work with a group that has experience in the area and can manage it for you. Our team can take care of this process, so you don’t have to spend time filling out forms, understanding terms, and ensuring compliance at each step. With our extensive experience in Building Consent applications, we can ensure that the project moves ahead as efficiently as possible.

At Design Network we have a dedicated division of staff who manage the application process. They work alongside our team of designers to ensure the application meets all the requirements of the different councils building consent processes and answer any further queries that council may have regarding the project. They will also keep you up to date throughout the process, so you know what’s happening and when.

From the vacant site to the dream home, Design Network is here to help. Contact us today with any questions about Building Consents or getting started.

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