Kingspan factory achieves CodeMark Certification

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7 June 2017
Kingspan factory achieves CodeMark Certification
K17 Insulated Plasterboard is one of the Kooltherm product lines that have received CodeMark certification.

Insulation innovator Kingspan, has recently received ABCB CodeMark certification for a range of its Kooltherm products produced at its newly opened local manufacturing facility in Somerton, Victoria. It is considered the most technically advanced factory of its kind on the planet. Having commenced full production ahead of its opening in April, the facility in fact earned its stripes earlier this year when CodeMark products for the Australian and New Zealand markets started rolling off its line.

CodeMark, in this instance administered by certifiers SAI Global, is a product-based certification tied to the National Construction Code (NCC), and is considered the building industry’s highest level of product conformance. The company’s products underwent a three part assessment consisting of a desktop audit of literature and performance test reports, a physical quality audit at the factory and on-site installation audits. 

CodeMark certification offers manufacturers the option of either agreeing to a specific scope of audit or auditing against all relevant sections of the NCC. In Kingspan’s case, the company chose be audited against all relevant sections, ie Section C – fire resistance and Section J – energy efficiency. 

“Kingspan are staunch supporters of the Australian Building Codes Board’s CodeMark scheme,” explains Kingspan Insulation Australia’s managing director, Scott Gibson. “In an industry rife with non-compliant products, which are often marketed as compliant, the CodeMark logo is a stamp of approval that offers our customer’s peace of mind.”

“We choose to undergo a comprehensive third party audit of our products because we stand behind their performance and compliance,” continues Gibson. “We believe that as industry leaders it is important to ensure that the products that are out there are compliant and safe to use. We built a world leading manufacturing facility and are committed to having the products made in that facility third party certified. We were the first insulation manufacturers to enter the CodeMark Scheme back in 2008 and we will continue to lead the way in insulation compliance.”

Some of the marquee Kooltherm product lines such as K10 White Soffit Board, K17 and K18 Insulated Plasterboard, K8 Cavity Board and K5 External Wall Board have all received recent CodeMark certification. 

“We urge all building professionals and stakeholders to demand independent third-party certification such as CodeMark from their insulation suppliers. It’s the only way to trust with peace of mind that what you’re getting is truly compliant,” concludes Gibson. 

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