How to add a BPIR to your Standard or PTS listings in miproducts


Masterspec has developed an add-on to miproducts. A BPIR can now be added to your Product Technical Statements (PTS) and/or Standard listings. 

Standard listings are free so you can create as many as you need. The PTS is subject to a charge - see Masterspec's Partner pricing info.

You don't have to create a BPIR in our system, but you will have to have it somewhere by 11th December 2023 where it is open and visible to the construction industry to access.

This template has been built on the suggested requirements and information from MBIE. If you are unsure of your obligations in relation to BPIR, please contact MBIE for further information.

MBIE Building Product Information Requirements (BPIR) : 

Here are the steps to update your listings with BPIR:

  1. Login to your miproducts account: you can access this either through the Masterspec portal or direct to  
  2. Check for BPIR on your product listings: To understand if you have a BPIR assigned to your listing, you can see in the BPIR column as per image 1 - Yes (means BPIR is in the listing) or No (means there is no BPIR in the listing).

    BPIR columnFigure 1: BPIR column

  3. Adding BPIR: To start the process, click on the listing Product Name with no BPIR associated to it.
  4. Are you the manufacturer or the importer/reseller? Do you import the product from an overseas company - you are an importer/reseller? If you are unsure, refer to MBIE BPIR information. You could also click the orange info icon (?) for more details about each field that has them.

    Manufacturer or Importer/Reseller fieldFigure 2: Manufacturer or Importer/Reseller field

  5. BPIR Product Classes: Is this product a class 1 or class 2 product?
  • Class 1 : Batch or mass-produced products
  • Class 2 : Custom-made lines of products

(If you are unsure what Class you are, refer to MBIE information).

BPIR Product Classes fieldFigure 3: BPIR Product Classes field

At this point, we have two processes: Standard Listings and PTS listings. Choose which information is applicable to you.

You can stop at any stage in the process by clicking "Save" to save your progress. The listing will be stored as a Draft and when ready, you can pick up from where you left off, but will not affect the currently live listing until it is submitted at the last stage of the process.
Standard Listings
  • BPIR is found at STEP 3.

    Step 3 BPIRFigure 4: Step 3 BPIR


  • Clicking Include BPIR proceeds to Technical Requirements for BPIR
  • Clicking Exclude BPIR skips to Step 4, and you can carry on the miproducts process

    Include / Exclude BPIRFigure 5: Include / Exclude BPIR

  • To complete a BPIR, you will need to process through all the TABS.

Figure 6: Step 3 BPIR tabsFigure 6: Step 3 BPIR tabs


Tab name: Technical Requirements

Field name: Technical Requirements of the New Zealand Building Code (*Required field)  

The first field on this tab is a selection area that requires at least one value for your product and how it is expected to contribute to relevant Building Codes clauses. Click the plus symbol (+) to expand the section and select by ticking the box to the right of the appropriate Building Code clause that relates to your product or system. If you are unsure how your product meets the NZBC, have a look at your existing Masterspec section to start with and it would be found somewhere in your existing technical documentation or ever a CodeMark / BRANZ Certificate.  At minimum, include Durability (B2) and include Hazardous Building Materials (F2.3.1).

NZ Building Code Clause selectionFigure 7: NZ Building Code Clause selection

Once you have selected your code clauses they will appear at the base of the page.

NZ Building Code selection preview Figure 8: NZ Building Code selection preview

Field name: Notes Text Box (Not a required field)

Allows additional information to be added should it be necessary.

Hit Save and Continue button once done to proceed to the next tab (Support Evidence).

Tab name: Support Evidence

Field name: Evidence - Methodology Summary of NZBC Compliance (*Required Field)

  • How does your product meet the Building Code performance requirements you selected in the previous step?
  • Detail any applicable Standards, acceptable solutions, and verification methods etc.
  • (Notably; this is the hardest part of understanding and completing a BPIR. How do you show how you meet the requirements - the best example of this is testing and detailing the testing information and a link to the certification. Evidence is required here).

Figure 9: Evidence - Methodology Summary of NZBC ComplianceFigure 9: Evidence - Methodology Summary of NZBC Compliance

Field name: Compliance Pathways (Not a required field)

A link to the verified document or explain how your product complies or meets the NZ Building Code.  (i.e. CodeMark, BRANZ Appraisal, Acceptable Solution, Alternative Solution, Independent Testing, Referencing a PS1)

Figure 10: Compliance Pathway field for every clause selectedFigure 10: Compliance Pathway field for every clause selected

Tab name: Criteria

(Note: Same as what it is for a PTS).

Fields on this tab: Design guidelines, Installation requirements, Maintenance documents. All of which are *required fields. This will be information from your technical material in brief to explain the product or system.  You can use this to reference PDF documentation on your website that provide Installation Instructions, Design Guidelines and Maintenance Instructions.

Figure 11: Design Guidelines, Installation Requirements, & Maintenance fieldsFigure 11: Design Guidelines, Installation Requirements, & Maintenance fields

Tab name: Building Product Information Requirements

Field name: Scope of Use (*Required field)

State clearly what your product is intended to be used for and any restrictions on that range of use. For example, an exterior cladding may require to be used on a cavity above a certain risk score (refer to NZS 3604), or there may be minimum falls required for a particular roofing product.

Figure 12: Scope of Use field Figure 12: Scope of Use field

Field names: Manufacturer & Importer Details (*Required field)

  • Only manufacturer details displays if manufacturer has been selected in STEP 1. Base Information
  • Both fields are displayed if you select Importer/Reseller in STEP 1. Base Information
  • Importers must state manufacturer details.

Greyed out fields cannot be modified in this form. You must go to the Company Details page* (*This is permission based as an Organisation Administrator. If you don't agree with the Company Details, please contact


Figure 13: Manufacturer & Importer Details fieldsFigure 13: Manufacturer & Importer Details fields

Field name: Product Identifier (*Required field)

Product identifiers are a series of numerical or alphanumerical digits that are used to uniquely identify a specific product.  Use itemisation such as Product Code.  If the listing is for multiple products, list all the codes that the BPIR relates to.

Figure 14: Product Identifier fieldFigure 14: Product Identifier field

Field name: Warnings (Not a required field)

Figure 15: Warnings sectionFigure 15: Warnings section

The Y/N question defaults to “No” which means there are no warnings associated with this product. But if your products do have warnings, select “Yes”, then the Warning text box will show.

The information provided on this field should be a clear and concise statement that the product is not subject to any warnings or bans, or a description of warnings or bans applicable to the product.

Click Save and Continue once completed

STEP 4: Confirm

This final step is simply for you to confirm and make final checks to your changes.

Check your listing by clicking on the orange name. This will pop up. BPIR details are found on a separate tab. (see image below)

If you are happy, tick the terms and conditions at the bottom and confirm the listing.

This will go to the Masterspec Team for checking. 

Remember if it is a new listing, it needs to be assigned to a work section (once approved).

Figure 16: Step 4 confirmation and previewFigure 16: Step 4 confirmation and preview

Figure 17: BPIR pop up previewFigure 17: BPIR pop up preview

PTS (Product Technical Statement) Listings

Almost the same as a standard product, but different sequence

  • All new BPIR details are in STEP 3 > Building Product Information Requirements tab.
  • Same content as standard product, except for scope of use.
  • All other tabs are the same that PTS products already had.
  • Class 1: Batch or mass-produced products
    A statement confirming the product is not subject to a warning or ban under the Building Act 2004, or a description of any warning or ban that has been made in relation to the product.
  • Class 2: Custom-made lines of products:
    A statement confirming the product is not subject to a warning or ban under the Building Act 2004, or a description of any warning or ban that has been made in relation to the product.

Figure 18: PTS Step 3Figure 18: PTS Step 3

Main difference:
Under STEP 3 > Supporting Evidence tab, you can now upload multiple supporting evidence documents on the Other Evidence field.

Figure 19: Other EvidencesFigure 19: Other Evidences

Non-BPIR Products

If you have not gone through the BPIR process, the difference is that there is no BPIR icon on the display preview.

Figure 20: Non-BPIR productsFigure 20: Non-BPIR products

Related resources:

  1. How to create Standard listings in miproducts
  2. How to create PTS (Product Technical Statement) listings in mi products

All other resources are found on Partner Training Resource page (login required)


Need direction and clarity on BPIR compliance?

With over 30 years of industry knowledge and expertise, consult Masterspec today for expert guidance on BPIR compliance

N.B.  MBIE has provided a BPIR template as an optional resource for manufacturers. Alternatively, if a manufacturer already has some or all the BPIR information and documentation on their website, they can use their website as a resource for collating the information.