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Installation of heating appliances

This page contains information about building consents needed for installing solid fuel heaters.
Updated: 16/11/2018 10:52 a.m.

​Council building inspectors are reminding home owners who are installing solid fuel heaters that they must have building consents first. 

“This applies to log burners that are installed into a wall (or maybe an existing fireplace) or are free-standing. There is no exception to this rule,” said Council Building Control Manager Paul Cook. 

“They qualify as restricted building work so a building consent application, inspection and code compliance certificate is required to make sure they meet standards set to keep people safe. 

“If a heating appliance has been installed without consent, home owners should apply for a certificate of acceptance and the fit-out will be inspected to make sure it is safe. 

“The point of this rule is to make sure there are no risks of anything catching fire and causing a disaster for a family.’  



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