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  About Type Tests

BRANZ Type Tests and BRANZ Technical Opinions, together with BRANZ Appraisals, ensure that BRANZ can offer you a full suite of product verification services to meet your needs.

BRANZ Type Tests complement BRANZ Appraisals. They may be disclosed to design teams, builders and building consent authorities (BCAs) for the purpose of helping to demonstrate compliance with the New Zealand Building Code (NZBC) or show that third-party independent testing or assessment has been carried out on the product in question.

This service is available for low to medium-risk products and systems. Tests are carried out against published criteria such as an NZBC referenced standard or where other robust criteria can be or have been developed. Tests will be available against a single NZBC performance requirement, for example, establishing Group Numbers for lining materials in accordance with ISO 9705 and ISO 5660 Part 1 and 2

A full BRANZ Type Test Report will also be provided, which you may publish. 

Key benefits. 

  • Intended for products that do not require the full rigour of an Appraisal.
  • BRANZ Type Tests can be published and disclosed to design teams, builders and building consent authorities.
  • Provides independent third-party assessment for lower-risk products.
  • BRANZ Type Tests are listed on our website at your discretion.

Need more information?

Email Peter Whiting or call 0800 80 80 85, press 1 or click any information pages below. 

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