At the Council, we recognise that working with you is vital for a successful building project. We are here to help. There are resources on these pages will help you plan your building project.
We explain how to prevent backflow when you connect to the public water supply.
Various building work may require building consent, discretionary exemption and/or resource consent.
An owner who intends to change the use of a building must give notice in writing to the Council.
Your rights and responsibilities if you are wanting to build or repair a deck or fence on your property boundary.
Learn how to make your building or renovation more eco-friendly. Book a free two-hour consultation with the Council's specialist Eco Design Advisor.
When building work is exempt from requiring a building consent and what conditions other building work can be considered for an exemption.
Ensure your fire safety designs that do not follow an acceptable solution, complies with the building code.
Find the minimum floor level heights for your property that will be considered as part of any building consent.
If you wish to make changes to your building consent this may be done by way of a minor variation or an amendment.
Christchurch City Council offers a service to help developers with all aspects of approvals required for their projects.
A pre-application meeting is an opportunity for you to discuss your proposed building project with Council staff and prepare your consent application.
A PIM is a report issued by the Council that contains information known to the Council about your property and may be relevant to your building project.
All residential pools must have compliant pool barriers to keep young children safe.
Every project is different, but you still need to tick off essential stages to make it a success.
The staging of building work can be beneficial for both the owner and the Council.