- Check Environment Canterbury's (ECan) list of authorised solid fuel burners. The Council has checked and approved the installation instructions for most burners shown on the list of authorised appliances.(external link)
Note: The rules around which solid fuel burner you can install have changed when within a clean air zone and in a site less than two hectares. From 1 January 2019, any new burner installed must be an ultra-low emission burner. Find out about your clean air zone(external link).
- Obtain a building consent:
- Apply for a building consent by completing the building consent application (Form 2 B-002H [PDF, 217 KB]) also available in Word [DOCX, 479 KB] and pay your fixed fee of $390. Refer to the Building Consents Fee Schedule for any additional fees
- The application form requires a full plan of the house to be provided, showing the location of the burner and position of smoke detectors that may be required. The plan must include any sleep out on the property and, if an oil burner is proposed, show the position and details of the storage tank.
- Your application can be processed promptly if the form is filled out completely and accurately and your burner is on ECan’s list of authorised appliances.
- Proof of ownership - a current copy of the certificate of title (less than six months old).
- Once your building consent is issued you can install your heating appliance. Remember, do not use it until it has passed a Council inspection and you have received your code compliance certificate.
- Inspection and code compliance certificate