A Producer Statement is a formal written certification that specific building work, design or specifications complies with technical requirements, in order to comply with the provisions of the New Zealand Building Code or a building consent.
The statement is signed by a recognised specialist (such as an engineer or architect) working within their scope of expertise and competency. It’s their responsibility to ensure that they meet the requirements of their industry code of practice, and that the producer statement is complete and accurate.
Producer statements are typically provided in relation to:
- structural engineering
- geotechnical engineering
- civil engineering
- fire engineering
- heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
- glazing for specific designs and commercial projects.
You’ll need to provide a Producer Statement with your application if you’ve engaged an engineer to carry out structural design work as part of preparing your building plans. They will have to provide you with a ‘PS1’ to submit with your application, and a ‘PS4’ at the end of the project stating that they have supervised the implementation of the design and that the work complies with the New Zealand Building Code.
Our Producer Statement policy outlines specific information that must be contained in a Producer Statement. The policy also specifies peer review requirements, verification methods and requirements for fire design.
The IPENZ (Institute of Professional Engineers NZ) guideline on producer statements also provides help.
You may be required to provide a PS3 (Producer Statement – construction) at the end of certain building projects. We recommend that you read your building consent approval letter carefully to understand if a PS3 is required as part of your application for a Code Compliance Certificate.
The following PS3 templates can be used by contractors carrying out building or plumbing & drainage work: