Extending the specified life of a building

How to extend the specified life of a temporary building – for example, a portacom or site office.

How it works

A building with a specified life only has a set period of time in use, and must be altered, removed or demolished at the end of that period. It's usually used for buildings that are temporary – for example, a site office or portacom.

The original building consent will state the building's specified life.

You can request an extension of life to use the building for longer if it:

How to apply

You must let us know by email or letter if you want to extend the life of a building you own. You will need to state why you want an extension and how long the extension should be. 

bcc@wcc.govt.nz

Building Consents
Wellington City Council
PO Box 2199
Wellington 6140

Contact us

The Building Compliance and Consents team is available Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Phone: 04 801 4311

Email: bcc@wcc.govt.nz