Peace of mind

To be sure the products used to build your home are fit for purpose, make sure you first check they have a BRANZ Appraisal
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A new home is a large investment, and when the location is to be a tough marine environment, product quality is even more important to consider. Probably the best way to be certain of this is to ensure that the materials and systems used are going to stand the test of time.

BRANZ has an appraisal team that evaluates products and systems according to the specific requirements of the New Zealand Building Code.

Russell Clarke of BRANZ says the association appraises potentially high-risk products and systems, including external cladding, waterproofing membranes and roofing materials.


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"For many categories of appraised building products, there may have been performance concerns in the past," he says.

"With a BRANZ Appraisal, customers can be assured that products or systems have been rigorously tested to check they meet the required standard," says Clarke.

You can view BRANZ Appraisals on the BRANZ website, searching by number (if known), product type or company name. The appraisal can be downloaded in full for free.

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View of the exterior of this modern home

For more information, contact BRANZ Appraisals, Private Bag 50908, Porirua, phone 0800 080 063. Or visit the website: www.branz.co.nz.

Oct 16, 2010
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