New regulations for building product information requirements start from 11 December, 2023.
There will be new regulations about building product information, so that people who use the products will be able to see how they contribute to Building Code compliance.
If you are based in Aotearoa New Zealand and are a manufacturer, importer, wholesaler, retailer, or distributor of building products you will have to follow the new regulations.
They have been introduced to:
The changes happen from 11 December, 2023.
The new regulations were announced in June 2022 to give you 18 months to get ready for them.
[Visual: Resident builder Peter Wolfkamp stands in a builder’s workshop and explains the new building product information requirements.]
[Visual: Text on screen: “New Building Product Information Requirements commence December 11”. Logos: “Building Performance”.]
From the 11th of December 2023, information about how building products contribute to Building Code compliance, and how they should be installed and used, must be published and easily accessible online.
This gives designers, builders, and homeowners what they need to make informed decisions about which products to use, how to use them, and what to do if something goes wrong.
If you manufacture, import, distribute or sell building products in Aotearoa New Zealand — you need to make sure you comply with the building product information requirements.
[Visual: Text on screen: http://www.building.govt.nz/bpir(external link). Logos: “Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment” and “New Zealand Government”.]
You do not have any new responsibilities under the new regulations.
It is important that you understand the principles and benefits that you can expect to see from improved and more consistent building product information.
To learn more about the new regulations visit the Building Performance website, which has resources and tools such as a checklist and step-by-step guide, to help you understand your obligations and how to comply.
Building product information requirements(external link) — Building Performance