Building (Product Certification) Regulations 2008

Product certificates

14 Content of product certificates
  • (1) Each product certificate must contain or be accompanied by the following information and conditions:

    • (a) a description of the certified building method or product, including its trade name, catalogue number, model identification, and indication of the different brand names that may be used:

    • (b) the purpose or use of the building method or product:

    • (c) a reference to the specific Building Code provisions to which the certification applies:

    • (d) the certificate holder's full contact details:

    • (e) the conditions, which must include the conditions relating to notification set out in regulation 15, and any limitations of certification:

    • (f) specific references to the title and edition of any publication of documentation relevant to the building method or product:

    • (g) a reference to the existence of any information that forms part of the certificate or the basis for certification:

    • (h) the mark of conformity:

    • (i) a unique identifier (eg, product certificate number):

    • (j) the name of the product certification accreditation body and its symbol or mark:

    • (k) date of issue:

    • (l) the following statement: This certificate is issued by an independent certification body accredited by the product certification accreditation body appointed by the Chief Executive of the Department of Building and Housing under the Building Act 2004. The Department of Building and Housing does not in any way warrant, guarantee, or represent that the building method or product the subject of this certificate conforms with the New Zealand Building Code, nor accept any liability arising out of the use of the building method or product. The Department of Building and Housing disclaims, to the extent permitted by law, all liability (including negligence) for claims of losses, expenses, damages, and costs arising as a result of the use of the building method(s) or product(s) referred to in this certificate.:

    • (m) a statement that the certificate may only be reproduced in its entirety.

    (2) Information of the kind described in subclause (1)(g) must be readily available on request.

    (3) Section 269(2) of the Act requires the certificate to state whether there are any matters that should be taken into account in the use or application of the building method or product, and if so, what those matters are.