Does my heating solution need a building consent?

It is important that you understand your requirements when considering heating solutions for your home. Some heating solutions do require a building consent application.

You'll need a building consent for:

  • A woodburner and solid fuel heater
  • A solar water heater

Special rules for woodburners in the Richmond Airshed

As part of a project to combat poor air quality in Richmond over winter, there are stricter requirements for woodburners installed in Richmond properties.

Special rules for woodburners in the Richmond airshed

As part of a project to combat poor air quality in Richmond over winter, there are stricter requirements for woodburners installed in Richmond properties.

Applying for a building consent

Please see the About the building consent process for more information. 

 

Emissions must be less than 1.5 g/kg - find authorised woodburners
Solar water heater information
Burning - indoor and outdoor fires

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