Masterspec

New Zealand's leading provider of Digital Construction Information and tools for the design and construction industry.


Put our industry-leading tools & resources to work for your next project

BIM@Masterspec

Tools to help you get the most from your BIM investment.

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MasterKey

Dynamically link keynotes from your specification to your ArchiCAD or Revit drawings.

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Masterspec for Specifiers

Our libraries are written specifically for NZ Architects, Engineers & Designers in mind.

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Masterspec for Suppliers

Provide specifiers with a high-quality product specification written by Masterspec.

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miproducts

Easily find, research, and specify building products for your next project.

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NZCIC Online

The new NZCIC Guidelines is now a free online tool tailored for NZ construction industry.

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Create Masterful Specs Online with Masterspec

Tired of spending hours writing specs? We hear you.
Masterspec helps you create swift and professional specifications online.

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Save Time: Pre-written, up-to-date clauses and easy online editing frees up your valuable time for design and client work.

Reduce Errors: Industry-proven system and expert content minimise the risk of mistakes in your specifications.

Effortless Collaboration: You can collaborate with your team or your building product suppliers online using Work Section Support.

Always Accessible: 24/7 online access lets you manage specifications anytime.

NZ-Specific: Streamlined for the New Zealand construction industry, ensuring compliance and efficiency.

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What's new

Building Code Updates 2023-2024

This month we have published amendments in response to building code updates. The 2023-24 NZBC changes were published by MBIE on the 2 November 2023, these generally have a 12-month transition period ending on the 1 November 2024 with the exceptions of amendments to NZBC B1/VM1 which came into effect immediately with no transition period and amendments to NZBC G12/AS1 relating to lead in plumbing, which has an extended transition date until 1 September 2025. This round of building consent updates have not included the amendment relating to lead in plumbing, with these amendments to be released early in 2025.

NZ Building Code Changes: Type 1 Domestic Smoke Alarms

From November 2023 the Building Code Acceptable Solutions for Protection from Fire (C/AS1 and C/AS2) have been amended to make Type 1 interconnected smoke alarms the minimum fire safety system for new built homes and substantial renovations, citing NZS 4514:2021 – Interconnected smoke alarms for Houses.

MBIE Building Consent System Review - Overview and Update

In July 2022, MBIE commenced a review of the building consent system, as part of the Building System Reforms to improve the consenting process. The focus, to modernise the system to support the construction of quality buildings - done right the first time, well-made, healthy, durable, and safe. The review also supports the Government’s goals to create a streamlined building consent system, and support innovation in the building and construction sector.

Masterspec Libraries

Masterspec Standard

STANDARD

The architectural specification system for commercial, industrial and larger residential projects.

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Masterspec Basic

BASIC

The architectural specification system for residential and smaller commercial construction projects.

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Minor Residential

MINOR

Masterspec's Minor residential library enables you to specify almost all renovations and smaller residential additions.

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Masterspec Structural & Civil

STRUCTURAL & CIVIL

This library is great for commercial, industrial & larger residential buildings as well as major earthworks, road works & infrastructure.

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SCNZ Structural

SCNZ STRUCTURAL

A specialist specification based on SCNZ’s New Zealand Structural Steelwork Specification in Compliance with AS/NZS 5131.

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Masterspec Services

SERVICES

The Engineering system specifying building services for commercial and industrial projects.

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Masterspec Landscapes

LANDSCAPES

The comprehensive specification system for landscape projects

The Masterspec landscape library has been designed by industry experts, specifically for the New Zealand landscape design and construction industry. The system provides pre-formatted libraries of specification clauses that can be pre-edited with a Q&A tool to generate clear, correct, complete specifications that match your project. The clauses are short, the language concise.

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Masterspec Interiors

INTERIORS

The specification system for interiors projects

The Masterspec Interiors system has been designed by experts to suit the needs of the New Zealand construction industry, specifically for Interior designers and architects specifying interiors of both residential and larger projects. The system provides pre-formatted libraries of specification clauses that can be pre-edited by the Q&A tool to generate clear, correct, complete specifications that match your project. The clauses are short, the language concise.

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Holger Zipfel, Team Leader Mechanical Engineering,

"The advantage of working with Masterspec has been the ability to set up an Office Template for the mechanical team incorporating Masterspec content with customised practice clauses." Read more

- Holger Zipfel Team Leader Mechanical Engineering,

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