From Building networks
Did you know that there is no mandatory control on building products in New Zealand? It’s a bold claim but it’s true… We might be fierce on fruit, (with good reason), but there's nobody at border control stopping sub-standard products entering our shores.
So how do you know that the products you use are measuring up? Well you could check the Product Certificate Register, but if you do remember that Codemark is a voluntary product certification scheme with only 120 products listed.You might also check out product appraisals, but again be aware that appraisals are voluntary. BRANZ has the most appraised products, at 321.
So what about the thousands of products, systems and items used on your building sites? Be they tapes, glues, screws, nails or larger items.
How do you know you’re using the right products? Here are 5 tips to help you stay up to scratch.
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