Before you install a new or replacement woodburner, you will need to get a building consent. You will also need a building consent to move an existing burner to a new location in your house.
The building consent application should include:
- Completed application form
- Proof of ownership (can be your latest rate notice)
- A floor plan – showing the proposed location of the woodburner and smoke alarms
- The manufacturers installation instructions for your burner
- The manufacturers installation instructions for your flue
- Roof flashing details
A building consent for a woodburner follows the same process as all other building consents. If you’re putting in a new clean air burner you might be able to get a grant from the Wellington Regional Council. Their website also has a list of authorised woodburners so you can make sure it’s compliant before you buy a burner.