Frequently Asked Questions
If your questions are not answered below, please do not hesitate to get in touch directly. We would be more than happy to help.
Do I Need an LBP?
This depends on the extent of the project, with the changes to the Building Act in 2012 all ‘restricted building work’ must be completed by a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP). This ensures the person who will be undertaking the work has been thoroughly assessed and is capable of assuring quality and industry standard work. ‘Restricted building work’ is any work that is critical to the integrity of a building, this involves the building structure, weather tightness, and design or fire safety. However, we strongly advise using a LBP for ALL building work undertaken in your home to ensure quality workmanship.
Do you manage the whole project?
At CJS Construction we prefer to manage all of our projects from start to finish. In our experience, this ensures that the job runs smoothly and to budget and we have tighter controls over workmanship of sub trades. We have a network of sub trades that we trust and that work seamlessly with us. We are happy to discuss other options and work with you to deliver on your expectations.
Will I need building consent from the council?
Majority of construction work on residential homes now requires a building consent. Whether it’s structural additions to your existing home or changing internal layouts, they all require the process of gaining a building consent through the Auckland Council. Depending on the extent of the project and your land title you may also require a Resource Consent.
If you are unsure what you will need you can find out more information from the Auckland Council Website or arrange a meeting with a Planner at the Auckland Council to discuss your plans initially at no cost to you. The planner will be able to advise what building consents you may require. Alternatively feel free to give us a call for a chat about your plans and we can point you in the right direction to get you started!
At what stage should I involve a builder?
It’s never too early! We can start working with you at any stage. The sooner we get involved the sooner we can help develop your ideas, have your project mapped out and prepare you fully for your new build or renovation. Our vast experience with building and renovating residential homes means we are able to give you advice and offer suggestions that will help your project run smoothly and could save you time and money. No matter what stage you are at, we are always happy to hear from you.
How do I know the right builder for me?
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