New product assurance guide for building products

Issue 19 – August 2010

The Department of Building and Housing has published a guide to help manufacturers and suppliers of building products in the New Zealand market understand the benefits and responsibilities of providing products that are Building Code compliant and fit for purpose in the New Zealand building environment.

Called Using the Product Assurance Framework to support Building Code compliance – a guide for manufacturers and suppliers of building products, the guide introduces a product assurance framework that outlines options for achieving product assurance and demonstrating Building Code compliance.

The guide includes a risk assessment tool to help determine the level of risk associated with a product. Case studies and other resources, including a decision tree, illustrate how product assurance and Building Code compliance relate to different situations. The guide also explains New Zealand's building regulatory environment and compliance requirements.

Download a free copy of Using the Product Assurance Framework to Support Building Code compliance – a guide for manufacturers and suppliers of building products from the Department of Building and Housing website.

Summarised from Codewords 42, June 2010, Department of Building and Housing.

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