MultiProof and BuiltReady

What are MultiProof Approvals?

MultiProof are issued by the National Multiple-Use Approval Service of the MBIE. A MultiProof certificate is a statement by the Ministry that a specific set of building plans and specifications complies with the New Zealand Building Code (NZBC).

A MultiProof is not, and does not replace, a building consent. The holder of a MultiProof must obtain a building consent each time they wish to construct the design to which the MultiProof relates. The BCA will only need to assess the Building Code compliance of site specific features that are excluded from the MultiProof. The request for further information process is the same as if it was not a MultiProof application. The BCA has 10 working days to issue a MultiProof consent. 

Please go to MultiProof | Building Performance for further information.


What is BuiltReady?

Voluntary certification scheme for off-site modular component manufacturers who meet certain requirements. This scheme forms part of the Building Amendment Act 2021.

If manufacturers meet robust quality standards and criteria, they can apply for certification to produce modular building components in one of two ways:

  • Manufacture only – they can manufacture modular building components to a building code compliant design.
  • Design and manufacture – they can manufacture modular building components to a building code compliant design that they have developed or adapted themselves.

Third party inspections, audits and post-certification surveillance will ensure certified manufacturers are producing modular components that meet the requirements of the New Zealand Building Code.

BCAs will focus on on-site building work not covered by the MCM certification such as site works, foundations, plumbing and electrical connections or connections to utilities such as sewerage and storm water.

Please go to BuiltReady | Building Performance for further information.