Council's registers for building products and systems have been developed to aid assessment of alternative solutions as part of processing and inspecting Building Consents.
Use of products or systems listed in the registers can assist designers and specifiers when incorporating certain building products in consent applications.
Council reserves the right to accept or decline the use of any system or product in any consent application.
Any application must be accompanied by the processing application fee as prescribed in council's Building Consents Fee Schedule (PDF 323KB).
The performance of these building products relies on the workmanship of persons installing the products. While every care has been taken in listing these registers, it is important that the designers and installers ensure that the selected products are suitable for the projects they are working on.
These registers need to be read in conjunction with the product-specific technical specification or installation manual.
Before using any building products, you should make sure:
- you have the current product manual
- the building product is suitable for the intended application
- the building product is used in accordance with best practice.
Why we approve building products
This came about from a reaction to building product failures which led to the 'leaky building' syndrome and the lack of a building product certification scheme provided for under the Building Act 2004.
In response, we implemented a building products approval process that registers products acceptable for building purposes.
For building products to be approved, the documentation supplied by the applicant is assessed internally against the requirements of the Building Code (Building Regulations 1992, Schedule 1). Following acceptance, the building products are listed on our registers.
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