We will provide you with friendly, professional advice, and be your point of contact for the entire process, right up to the issue of your code compliance certificate.
We provide expert, professional management of your building consent requirements, including all inspections during construction and code compliance certificate applications.
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As of 1 July 2019 PBC have introduced a few changes to how we deal with Minor Variations (MV)
A building consent is Council’s written authority to carry out building work that it considers will comply with the Building Code provided it is completed in accordance with the plans and specifications submitted with the building consent application.
To find out more watch the video at the bottom of this article for further information on Pool Fencing.
Proper on-site management of the delivery, storage, exposure and protection of building materials is critical to delivering quality buildings. In the second of this series of articles, we look at the correct care of framing materials.
A new guide for professionals and specifiers looks at how to design timber buildings for fire safety, including Building Code requirements.
A question frequently asked by readers is how do you compensate for the bracing that is removed when demolishing an internal wall during a renovation or refurbishment? We have some advice.
The guidance for using structural steel and other metals in Building Code clause B2 Durability is limited, and no Acceptable Solutions are offered. Perhaps there’s a need for an addendum to be incorporated.
When do you need to notify Worksafe? We have had way too many discussions with builders lately who have had accidents occur on site and have not notified Worksafe. While we understand the reasons for hesitation, you can't ignore it and hope no one finds out.
They’re time-consuming and frankly annoying, but requests for information (RFIs) are less likely, if care is taken preparing thorough and well detailed documents the first time.
New Zealand’s building controls framework can appear complex, but it has a simple objective at its core – to ensure buildings are safe and fit for purpose.
Professional Building Consultants Ltd was established in 2005, and provides consultancy services to numerous councils around the country. We have earned an excellent reputation throughout the industry for our professionalism and quality.