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Temporary Suspension for the Issue of CodeMarks

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.


POSTED: 12/13/2017


Window and Door COP being developed

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…


POSTED: 09/15/2017


BCS Accredited to Issue Australian CodeMark Certification

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.


POSTED: 02/18/2016


New ‘Acceptable Construction Practice’ drawings being developed

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.


POSTED: 10/7/2015


New Weather-station Installed

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.


POSTED: 11/1/2014


Legislated responsibilities of product manufacturer or suppliers

Manufacturers need to be fully aware of the new requirements set out in Section 14 G of the Building Act 2004; especially part 2.


POSTED: 07/10/2014


Appraisals Now Have Expiry Dates

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.


POSTED: 07/8/2014


Office now in Australia

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.


POSTED: 06/5/2014


At Last – A New Zealand Building Product Certifier!

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.


POSTED: 10/31/2013


New Revalidation and Change Policy

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…


POSTED: 07/9/2013


Frame Protection Systems Now Required

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.


POSTED: 03/29/2013


SIP Systems – Finally here!

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.


POSTED: 12/23/2012


SIPs are coming to New Zealand!

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.


POSTED: 10/26/2012


Product Certification nearly here!

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.


POSTED: 07/31/2012


Thermal Conductivity Machine Has Arrived!

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.


POSTED: 04/6/2012


Working with a Reformed Building Act

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


POSTED: 07/29/2011


BEAL Achieves ISO 9001

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.


POSTED: 11/17/2009