Navigating the resource and building consent process in New Zealand can be complex and time-consuming. It's best to schedule a meeting with an architect or architectural designer to discuss your specific project and how to navigate the resource and building consent process in your area. They will be able to guide you through the process, ensure that your plans comply with all local regulations, and help you obtain the necessary consents to begin construction.
First, they will research the local resource consent laws, building codes, and regulations, and environmental regulations. They will ensure that your design complies with these regulations, and advise on any necessary changes to your plans.
Next, they will prepare the necessary documentation, including detailed plans, specifications, and reports for both resource and building consents. These documents will be accurate, complete and compliant with all necessary regulations. This will be submitted to the local council, who will review the applications and may request additional information or make recommendations for changes. Your architect or architectural designer will be able to help you navigate this process and address any issues that arise.
After your application has been reviewed and approved by the council, you will receive the resource and building consents. These consents will include any conditions that must be met before construction can begin. This is the stage when you can begin the construction process, it's important to work with a reputable builder who can ensure that the construction is carried out in accordance with the approved plans and regulations. Your architect or architectural designer can help you to select the right builder for your project.
In summary, working with a professional such as an architect or architectural designer can ensure that your project is compliant with all regulations and you are able to move forward with your construction project smoothly. They can guide you through the process of research, preparing necessary documents, submitting the applications, obtaining the resource and building consents.