Your building consent will include a Schedule of Specified Inspections. There are a range of inspections undertaken during the course of construction. Inspections are project specific and identified/agreed during the processing of your building consent.
See our building inspection guide [PDF, 7.5 MB] for the main checks that will be carried out during a building inspection.
Additional inspections may be necessary, depending on the nature of the building work and the manner of construction, or as a result of non-complying or incomplete work.
Ensure you have a clear timeline for your building work and book inspections in advance to avoid delays onsite.
In addition to the inspections undertaken by the Councils within the Greater Canterbury Region, the Christchurch City Council also undertakes the following inspections types:
Inspections by other parties
Sometimes it is necessary for specialists to conduct inspections in addition to or in lieu of the inspections carried out by the Council. If a specialist inspection is necessary, you will usually be advised before the consent is issued.
Typically these types of inspections may involve having a Geotechnical Engineer confirm ground stability or having an aspect of specific structural design checked by a registered engineer. Please ensure you read the inspection requirements and are familiar with them before commencing work.
How to change or cancel an inspection
If you wish to change or cancel your inspection, please call our Bookings Team on (03) 941 8222.
Cancellations must be made by 4pm the working day prior to your inspection taking place.
All cancellations made on the day are now charged for.