BPIR regulations only apply to designated building products that are manufactured in or imported into Aotearoa New Zealand on or after 11 December 2023.
All impacted products come under designations of class 1 and class 2 products (see examples).
All impacted products must be:
- Available for wholesale or retail purchase
- New (not used)
- When used in building work, it may affect whether the building work complies with the building code. If a manufacturer or importer intends for a particular product to be used in building work where Building Code compliance is a factor, then it is a designated building product for the purpose of the regulations. This includes products that are intended or expected to be used both in situations where the Building Code applies and where it does not.
- Not an exception (see below)
The following building products are not impacted by the regulations:
- A product that is registered under the CodeMark scheme.
- A product that is a modular component manufactured by a registered modular component manufacturer.
- A temporary building product (for example, scaffolding, barriers or nets used during demolition or construction) that does not form part of the building when construction is completed.
- Frames and trusses manufactured in a different location from the building site where they are to be installed, and that are designed in accordance with the relevant Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods issued under section 22(1) of the Building Act.
- A product that is a gas appliance or a fitting.
- A product that is an electrical appliance or a fitting.
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