There is significant misunderstanding in the industry about the application of CodeMark Certificates, particularly as they relate to the assessment of a product’s suitability in relationship to fire.
Fire Compliance - Report by Grove & Wynn-Jones
Published 22 August 2023
Following extensive fire testing and assessment by fire engineers, Dincel Wall was issued with a CodeMark Certificate of Conformity by SAI Global for Class 2 to Class 9 buildings.
However, the question still remains:
Does a Certifier Have To Accept CodeMark Certification?
Dincel has sought legal advice on state legislation and BCA requirements regarding CodeMark:
The legislation and BCA are clear, the Certifier must give you a valid reason to refuse the use of Dincel CodeMark in your project.
To read more on this:
Grove and Wynn-Jones, Fellows of the Australian
Institute of Building Surveyors, state that Certifiers can accept a
Dincel CodeMark for all external and internal applications.
- Internal loadbearing Dincel Wall applications = Deemed-to-Satisfy compliance.
- Dincel Wall complies with external/facade loadbearing applications; a site specific performance solution is not required.
- NSW legislation makes it clear that a certifier incurs no liability in accepting a CodeMark Certificate.
Read the full report, below:
In an Australian first, Dincel is offering a void free warranty when you choose to pour your Dincel Structural Walling with Self-Compacting Concrete and the installation is to Dincel’s specifications.