The Fireplace Technician is based in Flat Bush and services the greater South Auckland area.

We sell and install all types of solid fuel and gas heaters – as well as provide professional chimney and flue cleaning, replacement flue systems, repairs, tiling, hearths and fire surrounds.

Certification of Existing Installations

Certification of existing installations can be arranged to confirm that the installation complies with the manufacturer’s specification and the current local authority requirements. This can be crucial at the time of selling the property as most purchasers are now obtaining Land Information Memorandum (LIM) reports before committing themselves to a purchase contract.

Remedial work to bring the installation to code requirements usually involves nominal fixing and invariably seismic restraint is required. The flue system needs to be cleaned and confirmation of smoke alarms fitted as per F7 of NZBC complying with UL217, ULC5531, AS3786 AND BS5446 Part 1. Confirmation that the installation is ‘Fit for Purpose’ with all relevant papers for the local territorial authority can be prepared and lodged on behalf of the purchaser or the vendor according to agreement of both parties.

Fireplace Consents

All local authorities require an application for a building consent to be lodged and approved prior to the installation of a new or a replacement fire unit. This involves lodging in duplicate (triplicate in Manukau) a floor plan, manufacturer’s specification and installation instructions, hearth details and detail of flue where passing through floor, ceiling and roof and certified position of smoke alarms, together with a producer statement giving the name and installer number of a New Zealand Home Heating Association (NZHHA) certified installer and the appropriate fee.

Fees vary with each local authority – but in Auckland – licensed “authors” can take advantage of the reduced fee ($201).

The Fireplace Technician can complete and lodge the application for a building consent and project information memorandum on the client’s behalf. We have a Xerox facility to copy, magnify or reduce and a flat top scanner. On completion, a code compliance certificate will be procured from the local authority and delivered to the client to be kept safely with other documents relating to the property.