Transcript: BuiltReady

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BuiltReady is a certification scheme for manufacturers who produce modular components that must be accepted by building consent authorities as complying with the Building Code.

This certification smoothes the consenting process, providing evidence to building consent authorities that your designs and components comply with the requirements of the Building Code. This results in fewer requests for information, shorter consenting timeframes, less inspections, and more consistency, and the way you can set applications are managed across Aotearoa New Zealand.

BuildReady supports off-site manufacturing in the sector to lift productivity and reduce building costs while saving time and reducing construction waste. Off-site manufacturing can also provide safer working conditions for onsite construction workers.

Building consent authorities will only assess or inspect building work that is not covered by a manufacturer's certificate. For manufacturers that are certified to design and manufacture whole buildings, the consenting time is cut in half, with the statutory timeframe going from 20 working days to 10 working days.

When applying for certification the entire prefabricated construction process, including design, where relevant, manufacture, transportation, assembly and installation on site can be assessed and certified by a third party. Once certified, there will be ongoing requirements for manufacturers in the scheme, which includes third party inspections, audits, and post certification surveillance, ensure that modular components produced comply with the Building Code.

BuiltReady applications from certification bodies and manufacturers will begin in 2023. For more information on BuiltReady, go to the Building Performance website at

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