Below is a definition of each of the producer statement types, who is responsible and when in the process the producer statement is to be issued.
|PS1 Design||Metro Glass||Project design (when design not covered by NZS 4223 standard as a path of compliance to the Building Code)||Council accept design to issue a Building Consent.|
|PS2 Design Review||Independent Professional||Post design, but prior to installation.||Independent review of whole project PS1’s, whether in part or collectively.|
|PS3 Construction||Metro Glass||After installation.||Certificate of construction, prepared and signed by the installer, confirming that the glazing system as a whole (glass, hardware, fixing mechanism’s, substrate etc.) is as per the PS1 consented design / Building Code.|
|PS4 Construction Review||Independent Professional||After installation.||Construction review by an independent design professional with reference to PS3’s issued on the project.|
- A PS1 is a design statement, that is issued at the design stage of the project. Metro will not issue retrospective PS1’s.
- Generic PS1 – tested design, validated independently, standard offering. PS1 is available via Generic PS1 form on the internet.
- Specific PS1 – When the design is not covered by Generic PS1, site specific engineered design. Could incurr engineering costs.
Where there is an acceptable solution cited in the Building Code, a PS1 is not required. If required Metro will provide a design statement to confirm glazing to the relevant acceptable solution, e.g. NZS 4223.3:2016.
A PS3 can be issued to confirm glazing complies with the Building Code. Metro does not have to issue a PS1 or design statement for a PS3 to be issued. However, when a PS1 or other design documentation has been issued, the installation and hence the PS3 must be in accordance with the issued PS1 or other design documentation. Non-consented building works do not require a PS3, e.g. Retrofit’s, replacement glazing.
A Specific PS1 can only be issued by a Metro Technical department engineer.
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