Information Sheets & Industry Guidance

Building Overview

Building Project Information

There are a number of information sheets that will assist you with your building project. Make sure you view or download all the information sheets appropriate to your project. The Form Selection Guide will assist in this.

If you have any further questions, please visit the Building Advisory Office at the main Timaru District Council office, 2 King George Place, Timaru or you can email or phone 03 687  7236.

Building Project Guidance

The following guidance is to help you with designing and or building of your project. This information comes from the extensive knowledge base of the Timaru Council's building team as well as regulatory guidance from  the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and other professional organisations.

Structural & Geotechnical Engineering

In addition to the producer statement guidance above, Engineering NZ have produced practice notes (best practice) for their members to follow  and to also assist BCA's in assessing engineering information relating to building consents.

Producer Statements

Engineering Practice Notes and Guidelines

When Would a Geotechnical Engineer Be Required

Building Consent Application Guidance

Product Substitution - Plaster Board - MBIE guidance