As our building standards continually evolve, timber joinery was, for a period, left behind. “As a result, the timber joinery industry banded together, and over the last few years we have been collectively working with the Ministry of Building, Innovation and Employment to bring it up to the latest legislative standards,” Dando Timber Doors and Windows’ Aaron Dando says.
“As an industry, we’ve all chipped in and tested products and methodologies and we’ve achieved something really impressive. It’s something that as an industry we are really proud of and we’re now in a situation where timber joinery meets the highest standards of the current Building Code.”
Under the Building Code, NZS 4211 is the standard for the performance testing of individual windows and doors. They are tested, including the glazing system, and are then certified as complying with one or more New Zealand wind zones. “The NZS 4211 Compliant Timber Joinery programme was developed by a group of New Zealand Master Joiners who manufacture timber doors and windows, of which we are one. We can now label our products to certify that they comply with the requirements of NZS 4211 for the wind zone within which the products will be installed.”