Build­ing ma­te­rial com­pli­ance - look for the ‘S’ mark

Australasian Timber - - THE MARK -

AS BUILD­ING ma­te­ri­als quite rightly face scru­tiny with re­gards to com­pli­ance, the spec­i­fy­ing of cer­ti­fied, qual­ity prod­ucts for con­struc­tion is in­creas­ingly nec­es­sary. Hyne Tim­ber can con­firm their Glue Lam­i­nated Tim­ber (GLT) has been in­de­pen­dently cer­ti­fied by Bureau Ver­i­tas, a JAS-ANZ ac­cred­ited third­party Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Body, un­der their ‘S’ Mark Prod­uct Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Scheme.

The ‘S’ Mark is an Aus­tralasian stamp of as­sur­ance, con­firm­ing to the de­sign and con­struc­tion in­dus­try that Hyne Tim­ber’s GLT is au­dited and cer­ti­fied to the ap­pli­ca­ble Stan­dard ‘AS/NZS 1328.1:1988, Glue Lam­i­nated Struc­tural Tim­ber’.

Other prod­ucts car­ry­ing the ‘S’ Mark cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in­clude struc­tural tim­ber, steel re­in­force­ment, safety glass, pipes and fit­tings, child re­straints, buoy­ancy aids and safety footwear.

In ad­di­tion to over 135 years of sawmilling ex­pe­ri­ence, Hyne Tim­ber has been spe­cial­is­ing in the man­u­fac­ture of GLT (Glu­lam) since 1972, suc­cess­fully de­sign­ing and fab­ri­cat­ing a di­verse range of en­gi­neered tim­ber so­lu­tions.

Rob Mansell, Hyne Tim­ber’s Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Man­ager – Com­mer­cial, said the need to demon­strate com­pli­ance with Stan­dards for reg­u­la­tory pur­poses is made eas­ier through third-party cer­ti­fi­ca­tion,

“Our GLT cus­tomers need to demon­strate they are spec­i­fy­ing conforming prod­ucts. The ‘S’ Mark pro­vides them with this proof.

“Our ‘S’ Mark cer­ti­fi­ca­tion fol­lows scru­tiny by ac­cred­ited tim­ber ex­perts and we be­lieve this ap­proach is the fu­ture of prod­uct cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

“Our tim­ber is all sus­tain­ably sourced and se­lected to be en­gi­neered and de­signed to suit both struc­tural and vis­ual needs. “Hyne Tim­ber En­gi­neered GLT, com­bined with our new CNC man­u­fac­tur­ing ca­pa­bil­ity, is an in­cred­i­bly ver­sa­tile, high qual­ity build­ing ma­te­rial to suit sim­ple through to highly cre­ative, curved de­signs and struc­tural needs.

“The ‘S’ Mark not only proves our prod­ucts are com­pli­ant with Aus­tralian Stan­dards but that we, as the cer­ti­fied man­u­fac­turer, con­tinue to meet stan­dards cer­ti­fied by Bureau Ver­i­tas, ac­cred­ited by JAS-ANZ, the Gov­ern­ment ap­pointed ac­cred­i­ta­tion body for Aus­tralia and New Zealand.” Mr Mansell con­cluded.

The ‘S’ Mark Prod­uct Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Scheme is a lead­ing as­sur­ance of prod­uct and per­for­mance in Aus­trala­sia, first es­tab­lished in 1944 and main­tained by Bureau Ver­i­tas since 1997.

The Gov­ern­ment-owned and op­er­ated lab­o­ra­tory where Hyne Tim­ber’s GLT un­der­went in­de­pen­dent test­ing is ac­cred­ited by the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Test­ing Au­thor­i­ties (NATA) and was re­quired to be fur­ther au­dited by Bureau Ver­i­tas to de­ter­mine the ‘S’ Mark cer­ti­fi­ca­tion was achieved. Lab­o­ra­tory test­ing the GLT prod­uct is only one part of the ac­cred­i­ta­tion process which ex­tends to the full man­u­fac­tur­ing process and glue bond in­tegrity.

Hyne Tim­ber’s GLT is also Aus­tralian Forestry Stan­dard (AFS)/Pro­gramme for the En­dorse­ment of For­est Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion (PEFC) cer­ti­fied to Aus­tralian Stan­dard AS 4707: 2014, ‘Chain of Cus­tody for For­est Prod­ucts’ to demon­strate the prod­ucts are sus­tain­ably and re­spon­si­bly sourced. GLT is a suit­able, sus­tain­able al­ter­na­tive to steel for res­i­den­tial, com­mer­cial and in­dus­trial ap­pli­ca­tions, mak­ing light work of long spans and crit­i­cal loads.

It has su­pe­rior thermal, acous­tic and cor­ro­sion-re­sis­tance val­ues mak­ing it ideal for por­tal frame struc­tures in­clud­ing halls and aquatic sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

Hyne Tim­ber also offers cus­tomer so­lu­tions and sup­port such as coat­ings, treat­ments and connections.

For more in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing Ma­te­rial Safety Data Sheets and war­ranty in­for­ma­tion, or to speak with our tech­ni­cal sup­port team, visit hyne. com.au or call 1300 784 963.

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