Guidance for risk-based building consenting

This document outlines the Risk Based Building Consents.
Shows how Building Consent Authority avoids liability by limiting inspections.
Shows the obligations of the owner.
Explains the different Building Consents.
An interesting statement from the Government is also included.
It is surprising as the Government decided to exclude specifically all the mandatory written contracts when implementing the legislation change of the Building Act. Therefore all our guarantees.

“The Government as a whole is concerned to ensure the Canterbury rebuild work is undertaken to a high quality and the people impacted are not exposed to safety risks or building work where normal quality considerations are compromised. Potential repetitional risk on the PMOs will also help create an incentive to ensure the work is code compliant.”

Yeah right!


Builders hung out to dry

Building and decorating firms in Christchurch say work has suddenly and significantly dried up and they want to know why. Joining the panel discussion are: Lester Bryant who runs a Canterbury quantity surveying business, and who set up the group Cantrades – a lobby group of tradesmen and industry organisations in Christchurch; Paul O’Donnell – the managing director of the Canterbury decorating company 0800 We Paint, and; Reid Stiven, manager of the Canterbury Home Repair Programme for EQC.

Listen to the discussion on Radio New Zealand National – Nine to Noon.