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 BRANZ Type Test and BRANZ Technical Opinion Process

Application
Risk assessment
Services agreement

Application

Complete an application and send it to us. Send us enough information so that we will know what the product is and how it is to be used. If known, please provide the test or Building Code clause you need the product assessed against. We will then contact you. At that point, we can explain our assessment process to you and the fees and costs involved. 

Risk assessment

Any product or system coming to BRANZ will be assessed for risk in accordance with the Product Assurance Framework guidelines. BRANZ will consult with you on the suitability of a BRANZ Type Test or BRANZ Technical Opinion. Should a BRANZ Appraisal be more appropriate, we will inform you.

Technical specification
BRANZ will require a technical specification for the product and its scope of use prepared by the applicant.

Risk assessment criteria
BRANZ will assess the potential risk of a product or system in accordance with the Product Assurance Framework guidelines.

Products that are classed as medium to low risk are most likely candidates for BRANZ Type Tests and BRANZ Technical Opinions. The products or systems that are high risk will only be offered a BRANZ Appraisal.

A new or innovative product as yet untested in the market is likely to be rated a higher risk than a product with a relatively long track record of use in the market.

Services agreement

You will be sent a BRANZ services agreement. Once this is signed and returned you will be provided with the expected completion date of the Type Test or Technical Opinion. When completed, the report will be sent to you.