CodeMark Certification Scheme
The CodeMark Certification Scheme (CodeMark) is a voluntary building product certification scheme that supports the use of new or innovative products. CodeMark provides confidence and certainty to regulatory authorities and the market through the issue of a Certificate of Conformity, which is one form of evidence that can be used to demonstrate that a building product complies with NCC Volumes One and Two, the BCA.
The Scheme operates in both Australian and New Zealand and was jointly developed by the ABCB and the New Zealand Department of Building and Housing (now part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.) However, products must still be certified separately for Australia and New Zealand because there are differences in the two countries' building codes.
A full review of CodeMark to determine its effectiveness, options to enhance the current scheme, as well as the overall costs and benefits to industry and government, has been completed. Changes to the scheme as a result of the review, are outlined on the Improved CodeMark Scheme page.
Complaints and Appeals
If you are not happy with the response you receive from the Certification Body, you can contact JAS-ANZ who is responsible for the accreditation of Certification Bodies.