Every building project must comply with the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and the Building Act 2004 (the Building Act). These laws define the situations in which you need a resource consent and/or a building consent; and what you need to do to get them.
It is required to have building consent from your local council for any Shade Sail that is:
- over 50m2 or,
- is less than 1m from a boundary or,
- is above ground level.
Any Canopy or Hip Roof structure over 20m2 also requires a building consent.
Even when a Sail or Canopy does not require building consent they may require resource consent.
Even if no consents are required, we design and build all of our structures to meet the NZ Building Code.