If you are building a new home on the same site or a different site, under the Christchurch Air Plan you cannot install a woodburner, even if you had one in your current home.
If you are wishing to install a woodburner into a rebuild house and your property is in Rangiora or Kaiapoi Clean Air Zone 1, you will need to apply to Environment Canterbury for a resource consent. However, this is not a simple process and can be expensive with no guarantee that the consent will be granted. Please contact Customer Services prior to pursuing this option.
Alternatively, you can install a pellet burner in a new home in Rangiora or Kaiapoi Clean Air Zone 1 without a resource consent as long as it is an Environment Canterbury approved pellet burner.
People living in an earthquake-damaged home who are waiting for it to be repaired, or are waiting to rebuild their home, should keep themselves warm by the most effective means available to them this winter.
Residents in this situation should ring Environment Canterbury and we will keep a record of this until the rebuild or repair is complete.
(03) 353 9007
0800 324 636 (EC INFO)
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