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Not all wood burners were created equal. If you’re planning to install a wood burner or move one within your house on a Napier property smaller than two hectares, you’ll need to check it’s compliant. Read on to find out all the information you need to know.
Hawke's Bay Regional Council enforces national environmental standards for air quality.
If you're planning to install a domestic wood burner or to move a wood burner within the same house on a Napier property smaller than two hectares, check that it is a model approved by the Ministry for the Environment and Hawke's Bay Regional Council.
A Building Consent is required for the installation or replacement of a domestic wood burner. Attach the following documentation in PDF format to the online application:
Any second-hand solid fuel heater (fireplace) must have an acceptable producer statement (durability certificate) from an approved author/qualified person and they will be potentially liable should the heater fail to meet the durability requirements. Producer statements/durability certificates must be on letterhead, state durability of the solid fuel heater and must be signed and dated. All solid fuel heaters are to meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act.
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