When installing a wood fired fireplace or oven in residential or a commercial premises there maybe specific regulations to adhere to. Residential and commercial installations can be quite different. Fire safety is the main concern of any installation in or around your property regarding wood fired fireplaces and ovens.
Be aware of local fire bans and regulations which might be in place in your area. Understand what type of fire ban it may be. You may have a fire ban in place but at times pizza ovens and outdoor fireplaces are not included in this ban. NZ fire safety has set up a website to help with information regarding lighting fires. Check it out
Can you install an outdoor fireplace or pizza oven into or outside your home or business?
Firstly you need to find the correct information for your area. Information we found at our regional councils website by typing into google local fireplace installation rules.
Outdoor fireplaces, BBQs and pizza ovens
Building consent is not required for most outdoor fires, barbecues or pizza ovens.
However, all such installations are required to comply with Tauranga City Plan setback rules (14B.3.4) (353kb pdf). This means that they must be at least 3m from any street boundary and 1.5m from any side or rear boundary.
Careful consideration should be given to safety and the possible effects of smoke when choosing the location of any fireplace or cooking facility.
Every council will have their own specific guidelines to follow.