How to Get Compliance for Pre-Fabricated Buildings Many importers have asked the question, “how do we establish compliance (with the New Zealand or Australian Building Code) of a pre-fabricated house built overseas – typically in China?”. The answer is not simple, since every house, comprising many ‘components’ will need to have each key component assessed…
Following a 2nd appeal against the suspension of accreditation, JAS-ANZ have decided to withdraw BEAL’s accreditation to issue CodeMark certificates.
Recently BEAL received a query from an Appraisal-holder about the Appraisal certificate issued by BEAL many years ago. The reason for the query, was that a BCA had interpreted information from MBIE that affects CodeMark certificate-holders as being applicable to Appraisal-holders, as well. So whats the difference between an Appraisal and a CodeMark certificate? To…
Update One of our competitors has advised the market that our JAS-ANZ accreditation has been withdrawn. This is a little like the Mark Twain quote about his death being premature: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”. This is the case with the suspension of BEAL’s accreditation. Premature and exaggerated. Yes, JAS-ANZ has moved…
Notice of Suspension Further to the Notice of Suspension received from JAS-ANZ and the BC Update 239 issued by MBIE, BCS advise that the issues leading to the suspension are expected to be resolved shortly. For further clarification please call the office.
Transportable Buildings draft Code of Practice Over the past few years the number of prefabricated and almost completely constructed buildings being imported into New Zealand, in particular, has steadily increased. Where such a building is to be permanently attached to a foundation or the like, the Building Act 2004 makes it clear that such transportable…
Development of Codes of Practices The CodeMark Scheme Rules state that “The CodeMark certification body shall develop an evaluation methodology and evaluation plan..” It also states: “Where a Product does not comply with all relevant Deemed-to-Satisfy provisions the CodeMark certification body shall: ensure that the evaluation methodology and evaluation plan includes an Alternative Solution that…
Here are some of the items BEAL would like to see the new Minister of Building & Construction look at this year: Review of wording used in some Clauses of the New Zealand Building Code. As the most experienced building product certifier in New Zealand, BEAL has found the wording in some Clauses to be…
The (temporary) suspension for the issue of new CodeMark Certificates has, as expected, been lifted.
Owing to an alleged non-conformance with the Scheme Rules, BCS have received notice of (temporary) suspension for the issue of new CodeMark Certificates. BCS are currently addressing the issue and expect the suspension to be removed shortly.
A Code of Practice for the design, testing, assembly and installation of windows and doors covering all frame materials, in conjunction with the Window Association of NZ and interested parties, is being developed by BEAL Professional Services Ltd (BPS). The current Standards used in New Zealand and Australia, which are similar, provide but a percentage…
BEAL Certification Service Ltd is pleased to announce that it has received JAS-ANZ accreditation to issue product certification to suitable applicants for the Australian market under the CodeMark Scheme. This means that BCS can now offer product certification for use in both Australia and New Zealand.
Responding to calls for easy to understand and more reliable Code compliant generic construction details, a new set of ‘Acceptable Construction Practice’ drawings are being produced by BEAL. These CAD based drawings are in colour, isometric format, making it easier to understand how components are assembled.
It is expected that with widespread construction industry involvement, the drawings will take a year before they will be ready for download onto tablets and the like for use on site.
A new weather-station has been installed to better understand and measure local weather conditions. The instrument has a number of measuring sensors with some having calibration against NIST traceable standards. Of particular use are the UV and solar measuring sensors.
Manufacturers need to be fully aware of the new requirements set out in Section 14 G of the Building Act 2004; especially part 2.
Requests from the authorities have resulted in all BEAL Appraisals listed on this web site now having their expiry date clearly stated. Before the expiry date is extended, all certificates are revalidated and the relevant quality management system audited. Dates of any updates are also stated.
BEAL Certification Service Ltd are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr John Villani as the Australian Manager representing the range of services offered by BEAL. John’s contact details are listed in the contact us page. John has many years experience in the building industry and has experience in the testing, compliance and certification processes.
BEAL Certification Service Ltd is pleased to announce that it has at last been accredited to provide suitable applicants with product certification known as a CodeMark certificate.
For further information about CodeMark and the evaluation process, click here.
As a result of a recent enquiry about the process for updating BEAL Appraisal certificates, a new policy covering both the updating and revalidation of appraisal certificates, has been developed. The policy is designed to provide clarity to certificate holders as to their obligations to keep their certificates current and up to date. In future…
A ‘frame protection system’ is the collection of components that are used to provide reliable protection of the framing and wall insulation from wind and wind-driven rain over time.
MagRoc NZ Ltd., based in Christchurch has finally brought the newest in energy efficient building systems, to New Zealand. BEAL Appraisal C1130, listed under “claddings”, was the result of over one year of investigation and evaluation of the MagRoc Product.
One company based in Christchurch has made the investment in considerable engineering, structural, durability and weathertightness assessment work to provide an appraisal for a Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) system for use throughout New Zealand.
More information to follow.
BEAL Certification Service will soon become accredited to offer Product Certification for building product manufacturers, importers and distributors. Information about the certification process can be downloaded from here.
BEAL has taken delivery of a modern thermal conductivity machine that means more accurate and reliable test results, in a shorter time.
The German manufactured machine uses the latest technical innovations to provide thermal resistance measurements for insulation manufacturers and importers, at very competitive prices.
At a conference recently held by Conferenz in Wellington (www.conferenz.co.nz) the subject of the proposed ammendment to the Building Act was discussed by many leaders of the building industry. One of the speakers was the CEO from BEAL, Colin Prouse. A copy of his presentation is listed here. View PDF
On the 11th November 2009 BEAL received their certificate for ISO 9001 demonstrating that their quality management system met the international standard recognised the world over.