What is a Producer Statement?
A Producer Statement is a formal certification. It certifies that building work, design or specifications meet the technical requirements of the New New Zealand Building Code or conditions of a building consent.
Producer statements are signed by a recognised specialist (usually an engineer or architect) working within their scope of expertise and competency. The specialist must ensure that the PS is complete and accurate and that they have met the requirements of their industry code of practice.
When is a Producer Statement needed?
A Producer Statement (PS) is usually needed for:
- structural engineering
- geotechnical engineering
- civil engineering
- fire engineering
- heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
- glazing for specific designs and commercial projects.
Structural design work
If an engineer has carried out structural design work for your building plans, you’ll need to provide a PS with your application.
The engineer has to give you a PS1 to submit with your application, and a PS4 at the end of the project. This shows that they've supervised the implementation of the design, and that the work complies with the New Zealand Building Code.
You may need to provide a PS3 (construction) at the end of certain building projects. Your building consent approval letter should tell you if you need a PS3 as part of your application for a Code Compliance Certificate.
If you're a contractor carrying out building or plumbing & drainage work you can use these templates:
What does a Producer Statement included?
Our Producer Statement Policy (PDF 8.3.8KB) outlines the specific information that a Producer Statement must include. The policy covers peer review requirements, verification methods and requirements for fire design.
For more information see Engineering New Zealand's guideline on producer statements.