Extension to the end date for public consultation on timber standards

Powelltown Sawmill Logs

The drafts of NZS 3602 Timber and wood-based products for use in buildings and NZS 3640 Chemical preservation of round and sawn timber (proposed new title, Preservation of timber and wood-based products) are currently available for public consultation. The end dates for public consultation for NZS 3602 and NZS 3640 are 2 and 6 March 2018 respectively.

We have received requests from the sector requesting an extension to the end date for public consultation on the two drafts. They have stated that this will provide them an opportunity to consult more widely with sector partners on the draft and provide meaningful feedback.

Standards New Zealand has considered the requests and has decided to extend the time frames for consultation for both draft standards to 6 April 2018. We have taken this decision as Standards New Zealand and the P3640 and P3602 committees are conscious that both these standards are crucial to the building and construction sector and are keen to receive considered feedback on the two drafts.

You can view a copy of the draft standards and submit feedback on the Standards New Zealand website.

If you have further question please email SNZPublicComments@mbie.govt.nz

Published in building.