BuiltReady guide - Manufacture only

Last updated: 20 December 2022

BuiltReady guide - Manufacture only

This step-by-step guide shows how the building consent process works for a manufacturer certified to manufacture only under BuiltReady.

This step-by-step guide will be helpful for people who are:

  • certified and registered under the BuiltReady scheme to only manufacture either modular components or whole buildings
  • those considering applying to become certified under the BuiltReady scheme to manufacture modular components
  • those who are considering using a BuiltReady certified manufacturer in their build.

BuiltReady guide - Manufacture only (hybrid)[PDF 680 KB]

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It should be read along with the BuiltReady Scheme Rules and associated guidance.

In this example, the manufacturer has been certified to manufacture modular components and is registered by MBIE. The manufacturer's certificate will clearly define the manufacture details of the specific component. Note: a similar process is followed if the manufacturer has been certified to manufacturer components that are not whole buildings.

Applying for a building consent

1. The applicant for the building consent completes the application and is responsible for the coordination of relevant specialists (e.g. the project engineer, the overall designer for the building, and the manufacturer).

2. A clear description is provided in the building consent application by the applicant, detailing that the application includes a manufacturer certificate for the manufacture of whole buildings.

3. The applicant provides a manufacturer's certificate and relevant technical specifications alongside the building consent application, e.g. shop drawings, plans and specifications.

Processing the building consent

4. The BCA will check the details of the BuiltReady certification on MBIE's register including whether the manufacturer has a current certification and the scope of that certification.

5. The BCA assesses whether the design as a whole meets the requirements of the NZ Building Code (the Building Code).

6. The BCA still processes aspects of the consent not covered by the manufacturer certificate and may request further information from the applicant.

BCA will not assess or inspect any work covered by the manufacturer's certificate (except where there are connections with site specific work), which should significantly reduce processing and inspection costs and time.

7. The BCA determines what inspections are required for on-site works. Modular components covered by BuiltReady manufacturer's certification will not be included in BCA inspections except where there are connections with other building works or site works as this is covered by the BuiltReady certification.

8. The BCA will confirm what inspections are required for the building work. There may be non-standard inspections required where aspects of the modular component has connections with other building works.

Building consent issued

9. The BCA issues the building consent.

Building works and inspections

10. The manufacture of modular components begins and on-site work and all other approved works (covered by the building consent) also begin.

11. Modular component/s are transported and installed on-site (in accordance with the transportation and installation processes covered in their BuiltReady certification.

12. A BCA undertakes relevant inspections as per the approved building consent.

Code Compliance Certificate (CCC)

13. Once the building works have been completed, a manufacturer's certificate is provided to the BCA to demonstrate work has been completed as per the building consent and in accordance with BuiltReady certification.

14. Standard construction documentation still needs to be provided to the BCA for other building work not covered by the manufacturer’s certificate eg producer statements, energy work certificates, plumbing test certificates alongside the application for CCC.

15. The Code Compliance certificate is issued.

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: