Producer Statements

Producer statements give us confidence that building work will be or has been constructed to meet the building code and the approved building consent requirements.

What  is  a  Producer  Statement?

A producer statement is a professional opinion based on sound judgment and specialist expertise. It is not a product warranty or guarantee of compliance and has no status under the Building Act 2004. It is used as one source of information which we may rely upon to determine whether there are reasonable grounds to conclude that the building work complies with the Building Code.

When you need a Producer Statement

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

Building work

For some building inspections, Council requires the Producer Statement – PS3 Construction documentation to be uploaded onto the Building Consent file in Objective Build prior to booking the inspection.

Here is the Producer Statement - PS3 Construction form

What it includes

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

Engineering New Zealand