Timber distributor Timspec claims its CodeMark certified timber cladding is New Zealand's first; voluntary certification scheme demonstrates compliance with building code

DUNEDIN, New Zealand , December 2, 2011 () – Timspec, a New Zealand timber distributer, has delivered New Zealand’s first CodeMark certified timber cladding solution. This is only the fourth product to be CodeMark certified in New Zealand and is the first timber cladding system. The CodeMark product certification scheme is a voluntary scheme that provides an easily-understood and robust way to show that a building product or system meets the requirements of the New Zealand Building Code.

A CodeMark-certified product or construction method must be accepted by any building consent authority as complying with the Building Code, as long as it is used as specified. The CodeMark scheme was established by the Building Act 2004 and is administered by the Department of Building and Housing. It has been developed jointly with the Australian Building Codes Board.

"We were proud to be the first major timber importer to be both FSC and PEFC Chain-of-Custody certified, which was a huge step forward for resource certification, and now we are proud to be the first company to offer a CodeMark certified timber cladding system, an equally huge step forward in the realm of construction and the consent process" said Chris Wiffen, Joint Managing Director, Timspec.

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