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A Certificate of Title (CT) is a formal document that records transactions concerning the specific parcel of land identified by the CT. It records the legal description of the land, all owners, current and historic, any legal documents (mortgages, leases, rights, easements, restrictions, etc.) registered against the land. CT's also contain a diagram that shows the shape and dimensions of the land. The CT you provide with your application should not be older than 90 days.Titles are held electronically under Land information New Zealand’s Landonline system. Alternatively MBC can assist with sourcing your CT for $35.00 +GST – ask us at your lodgement meeting.
If you have an Agent submitting your application, we require a letter of authorisation from the Owner authorising the Agent to act on their behalf.
A Certificate of Work is required for residential consents where Restricted Building WorkBuilding work means work in connection with, the construction, alteration, demolition, or removal of a building, siteworks, and building design. applies. Refer to our FAQ's on Restricted Building Work for more information.
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Site plan showing dimensions of all boundaries, finished floor levels, ground contours and / or levels, Lot and DP number, street name and number, site area, outline of building and distances to boundaries, as well as the designated wind zone
The site plan should be drawn to a suitable scale; 1:100 is preferred although 1:200 may suffice for sites over 1500m2. At least three dimensions from building to boundaries shall be shown on the plan to enable the building to be accurately set out and sited. The plan shall show calculations establishing the site coverage, and impermeable and permeable areas. The site plan should also include:
Drainage plan showing fixtures and fittings, hot water system(s), upper floor sanitary fittings with isometric layout showing wastes, pipes, falls, drainage layout with inspectionA Building Consent Authority (BCA) undertakes inspections while the building is being built to ensure compliance with the Building Consent. A BCA decides what inspections need to be carried based on an evaluation of the plans, specifications and other information. bends and junctions for both stormwater and sewage, other drainage on site, ventilation of sanitary rooms, calculations for sizing of downpipes
A plumbing and drainage layout (schematic) is required for all two-storey (or more) building applications. It should identify fixtures, waste and vent pipe sizes, fixings, materials, and the standard used (e.g. NZ/AS 3500).
Floor plans – existing (for additions and alterations) and proposed providing of floor dimensions, walls, windows, doors, stairs, barriers, handrails, floor joists, beams, fixtures and fittings, stove, plumbing, and smoke detector layout
A floor plan is required for each level with the floor area denoted.
For commercial sites the total floor area to be constructed shall be shown. The use of each room shall be denoted on the floor plan. The position of windows and doors shall also be denoted along with the location of the hot water cylinder and all plumbing fixtures.
For residential plans, unless shown elsewhere, the floor plan must also include information on lintel sizes, bracing positions and electrical outlets. If bracing is shown on this plan, detailed information should be provided such as brace type, number and length (e.g. A1/GS1a/2.0m).
Elevations showing accurate ground lines, levels, height recession planes, location of doors, windows (with opening windows clearly shown), floor levels in relation to finished ground levels, exterior claddings, roof covering, down-pipes, spouting, sub-floor ventilation and flues
A minimum of four elevations is required, one for each aspect of the building. Elevations should identify:
A minimum of one cross-section and one long section is recommended. Cross-section drawings should detail construction and include:
Foundation plan showing dimensions which provides details of footings, reinforcing sizes and layout, foundation elements, sub-floor ventilation and engineering information, reinforcing and contraction joints in concrete slabs, upgrading of existing foundations if an upper story is to be added, sub-floor bracing and foundation details
The foundation plan must be dimensioned and identify components of construction. For example, the width and depth of footing, steel size, type and placement, damp-proof membrane, mesh type and size, control joints, saw cuts and supplementary steel requirements, position of plumbing fixtures and pipe layouts, slab thickness, concrete strength, point load pads or thickenings.
Decks and patios should also be detailed on this plan.
A sub-floor plan shall be provided to identify the position, treatment level and size of piles, spacing, size and treatment level of bearers and floor joists, insulation, and finished floor-to-ground levels for each corner of the building.
Bracing should be identified with the direction of sub-floor braces denoted. Connection capacities and type should be specified together with requirements to meet durability provisions of the Building CodeThe First Schedule of the Building Regulations 1992 for prescribing the functional requirements for buildings and the performance criteria with which new building work must comply. Compliance with the Building Code is mandatory..
Sub-floor access and decks should also be detailed on this plan.
Where not otherwise clearly shown a floor framing or joist layout plan shall be provided for each additional floor level.
The size, position and treatment level of framing members (joists and beams) and flooring should be identified together with the location of plumbing fixtures and pipe layouts.
Insulation (if applicable) should also be noted.
All plans shall have a title block identifying the street address, the owner(s) name, the name of the person or company who prepared the plans with contact details, the date of issue of the plans and any previous issues, and the scale of the plan.
Construction details shall be provided to illustrate and describe visual, structural and weatherproof design and should be drawn at a scale sufficient to clearly show the details.
Construction details provide specific design information and are useful for demonstrating more difficult areas of construction, such as steps in floor levels, stairwell construction, weathertightnessThe resistance of a building to the weather. Weathertightness is not necessarily waterproofing, but rather ensuring against undue dampness inside buildings and damage to building elements. risk features and decks.
Construction details must be provided to describe penetrations, junctions and interfaces between and within all major building elements.
Construction details may be included with cross-sections.
Alternatively, drawings can show a reference indicating where the detail may be found. For example, the junction or interface is circled and referenced by way of detail number and sheet (e.g. detail 4, sheet 7).
Specifications providing a clear description of the materials and building elements that cannot be shown on the drawings. For example, durability issues would be shown here.
Specifications provide qualitative information about the building project, which complement the drawings.
Specifications should have a logical structure and path of navigation, starting with a preliminary and general section followed by various technical sections.
Reference to standards and Compliance DocumentsNon-mandatory guidance documents offering only one method of compliance with specific performance criteria of the New Zealand Building Code. Compliance Documents can be downloaded from the Department of Building & Housing’s website (www.dbh.govt.nz). needs to be specific rather than general, for example, NZS 3604:1999 compliance schedules.
If building workBuilding work means work in connection with, the construction, alteration, demolition, or removal of a building, siteworks, and building design. relates to specified system(s), a complete list of all specified systems that are being added, altered or removed must be provided.
Supporting information shall include and specify the proposed maintenance, inspectionA Building Consent Authority (BCA) undertakes inspections while the building is being built to ensure compliance with the Building Consent. A BCA decides what inspections need to be carried based on an evaluation of the plans, specifications and other information. and reporting procedures for each system and the relevant standard to determine performance measures.
Roof framing plans (truss manufacturer’s layout) shall be provided to identify the method of construction (pitched or trussed), and framing/truss members. The plan must also show roof falls (direction and slope), position of all downpipes (and overflows if internal gutters), roof bracing, point loads and penetrations.
Lintels may also be shown on a roof plan. Roof catchment and cross-sectional areas for internal gutters should be calculated.
Wall bracing plans showing detail of wall layout with windows, doors, roof layout, bracing type, the location and fixing details of bracing panels and calculations for all floors, subfloor bracing for decks projecting more than 2m from the house
Where the works require bracing, calculations for bracing shall be provided.
The method of calculation should be set out in a clear and logical manner identifying both wind and earthquake requirements.
The type of brace used and the length and position of the brace should be identified in these calculations, which should also be accompanied by a plan denoting the position, type and length of the brace.
This is required for commercial consents only
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