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Required Plans

Residential/Commercial Construction

It is important that all plans and specifications supplied are of a high quality and level of detail. This helpful guide to applying for a building consent is available at the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment website.

If the quality of your application does not meet the required standard it may be returned to you or may increase the cost of processing.

  • Analysis of what work is required to fully comply with the Building Code
  • For renovations or extensions to existing buildings a proposal for upgrade including a list of benefits and sacrifices involved in the proposal is required
  • A site plan, contours, datum, floor levels nominated, with measurement to boundaries
  • Dimensioned floor plan for each level showing existing and proposed building work
  • An elevation plan with window ventilation and cladding detail
  • Two cross sections (one for garages and one for outbuildings)
  • A plumbing, drainage, storm water layout
  • Effluent disposal system details and plans. A wastewater Approval of Design is required from Horizons Regional Council with the submitted Effluent disposal system report, please see Building Consents & Information for further detail
  • Footing, foundation details
  • Slab layout, foundation details
  • Pile plan and subfloor framing layout
  • Roof framing and bracing layout
  • Bracing schedule
  • Roof truss layout and design certificate
  • Truss, purlin fixing and location nominated
  • Weather tightness matrix
  • Exterior cladding and flashing details
  • Smoke detectors shown on plans
  • Specific engineering design calculations, details and Producer Statements identifying competence of the author
  • Existing vehicle crossing details
  • New crossing details
  • Distances to boundaries and width of the crossing
Commercial Only
  • Fire safety analysis
  • Analysis of current degree of compliance with means of escape and access and facilities for people with disabilities. This analysis must be performed by a competent person
  • Certificate of Public Use application form
  • Compliance Schedule

Specified systems and compliance

Specified systems are systems or features that help a building to function fully – things like sprinklers, lifts, ventilation and air conditioning. These systems need ongoing inspection and maintenance to ensure they work as they should. If they fail to work properly they could adversely affect health or life safety, which may also affect your insurance cover. There are 16 specified systems in the Building Act. These must be identified on your building consent application form.

If your building work contains specified systems, the consent application must contain information with the application in respect to Performance Standards, proposed Inspection and Maintenance procedures and Reporting frequency for all Specified Systems.

You are able to submit the application form by:

  • Mailing the application to the Rangitikei District Council Office, Private Bag 1102 Marton, 4710
  • Dropping it off at the front counter at either the Marton Office (46 High Street, Marton) or the Taihape Office (90-92 Hautapu Street, Taihape)
  • Emailing the application and documentation to info@rangitikei.govt.nz