An ‘Appraisal’ of a building product is a reliable means of demonstrsting compliance. Appraisals are used in Great Britain, Nordic countries, European countries, and the US (e.g. the ICC Evaluation Service).
In Australasia such assessments of building products are carried out by BRANZ and of course BEAL.
An appraisal is a process by which –
a) the performance of products and their components are evaluated (tested) and
b) the ongoing risks associated with the use of the product and components are managed by way of a product quality plan.
Such an assessment will also assess the practicality and ease of installation, called “buildability”.
A free info pack is available below, which outlines and explains the Appraisal processes.
A confidentiality agreement (NDA) and an application form are also available for download too.
Click here for a chart explanation of the Appraisal compliance process
Click here for a copy of the Confidentiality Agreement form
Click here for a copy of the pdf fillable form Appraisal Application form
The BEAL approved logo stating “Building Code Compliant” with a unique appraisal number, can only be used once a ‘Building Product Quality Plan’ has been developed by an applicant, that ensures that the product or system will continue to be installed and maintained as required by the manufacturer’s instructions.
Guidance on how to develop a ‘Building Product Quality Plan’ can be obtained from a BEAL related entity. Please enquire here. Contact Us.