It is a certification status whereby a government approved agency has endorsed our complete wall system throughout the manufacturing and construction process. This CodeMark certification is recognised under New Zealand Building Act. The certification is constantly reviewed in order to ensure compliance is maintained.
The building contractor will be required to be licensed to carry out any building work that requires a building consent which includes a Lockwood CodeMark certificate as part of the building consent documentation.
Lockwood completed a rigorous inspection process regarding our raw materials, factory operations and building site operations, to prove compliance with the stringent requirements of CodeMark certification. Our proven performance and historical data gathered over our long history was also provided to the CodeMark certification body.
No, Lockwood has done everything to earn the CodeMark and has both a number and certificate as proof of compliance.
Not directly, but the additional benefits of using an independently certified and monitored product come at no additional cost to you. The real saving on a Lockwood building however is its longevity, energy efficiency and the health benefits of a natural product and the low maintenance of our homes.
CodeMark is your assurance that everything that is claimed about our homes is independently certified by a recognised accreditation body.
It simplifies the consent process for the Lockwood part of the building consent, but ultimately the timing is regulated by the Local Authorities.
Although Lockwood has an enviable record of success in the international and domestic New Zealand markets, in all weather conditions, including extreme events like earthquakes and cyclones, we felt it necessary to have our system independently certified. This is for the additional peace of mind and assurance of our future customers as well as our existing Lockwood owners. We also believe this certification sets us at a standard above conventional building methods.
It means you have the ultimate peace of mind that the Lockwood building system not only has a stellar reputation, but is now recognised by law and is independently monitored.