BCA CodeMark Certification

Tradical® Hempcrete has set the standard in hempcrete construction as it has been developed in collaboration with professionals to meet their expectations.

Tradical® Hempcrete has been used on a wide range of construction sites for the past 20 years, with unrivalled functional reliability and no distress observed to date.

Considered to be the building industry’s highest level of product assurance, CodeMark is a certification scheme managed by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB).

The CodeMark Certification Scheme (CodeMark®) is a voluntary third-party building product certification scheme that supports the use of new or innovative products.

CodeMark is designed to provide confidence and certainty to regulatory authorities and the market, through the issue of a Certificate of Conformity. This is one of several options available for meeting the ‘evidence of suitability’ requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC).

The Scheme operates in both Australia and New Zealand and was developed in Australia by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) and in New Zealand by the New Zealand Department of Building and Housing, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

CodeMark is suitable for any building product or system but is beneficial for innovative building products and/or systems. The CodeMark mark of conformity provides mandatory acceptance by building control authorities, which other forms of evidence, such as product opinion and appraisals do not have.

Australian CodeMark certificates are available on the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) register.
New Zealand CodeMark certificates are available on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) register.

The CodeMark Certification Scheme allows the building industry to ensure the minimum necessary safety standards in building and construction are nationally consistent. This includes fire construction, health, amenity and sustainability.

The CodeMark Certification Scheme protects builders and clients alike by imposing strict safety regulations that need to be legally met on every building project and is the only certification scheme that delivers this total compliance.

  • Tradical® Products & the Tradical® Hempcrete system are certified against criteria set by building control authorities, meeting stringent national standards.
  • The scheme is an unchallengeable form of product assurance which helps manage risk and legal liability.
  • Clear demonstration that the product meets mandatory compliance requirements, boosting consumer & builder confidence in Tradical® Hempcrete
  • Provides an opportunity for the Tradical® Hempcrete system to access the market with complete confidence in our building products and practices.

Total peace of mind.

With CodeMark Certification, homeowners can breathe easy knowing that Tradical® Hempcrete delivers compliance to the BCA in relation to building requirements; while builders, architects, designers and building certifiers can work confidently knowing that they are indemnified from legal liability in relation to the product.

*Refer to conditions and limitations listed on the certificate.

Tradical® Hempcrete carries a manufacturer’s warranty covering the replacement of any defective material. A trained, certified and approved Tradical® Hempcrete contractor or sub-contractor installing Tradical® Hempcrete would warrant the work, subject to the conditions of each contract.

Tradical® Hempcrete® is approved by the NHBC or the Zurich insurance schemes and complies with their low and zero-carbon housing technical standards.

The 3 insurability commitments made by Tradical® are:

Commitment to correct performance

BCB guarantees the compatibility between the recommended products and is committed to correctly performing blends on condition that they are used in compliance with the application instruction sheets, each corresponding to a specific use.

Performance ratings of recommended blends

BCB has had the tests required by the French Professional Rules carried out in accordance with the corresponding procedures and confirms the compatibility of the results with the expected threshold values (documents available on request).

Mastering application

Tradical® Hempcrete must be only to be installed by a suitably qualified tradesperson. OzHemp and BCB have been offering professionals a specific training programme to learn how to prepare Tradical® Hempcrete, as well as how to apply them within the fields covered by the regulation.

Dwellings built with OzHemp Tradical® Hempcrete are insurable in Australia and New Zealand.
The BCA certification of OzHemp Tradical® Hempcrete gives great confidence to councils, governing bodies and insurance firms to ensure that there is no compromise on insurability and building approval.

Tradical® Hempcrete is approved by Zurich Insurance and complies with their low and zero carbon housing technical standards.

Please contact us if you are having any issues with specific insurance brokers or insurance companies.

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