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November 2015

DriStud Products Gain Five CodeMark Certificates

TCL Hunt, a 100% New Zealand owned company whose origin dates back to 1937, has now introduced DriStud building products to the NZ market, with five CodeMark certificates over seven products.

The products that are specifically engineered for the NZ environment and weather conditions include wall wrap, window flashing tapes, synthetic roofing underlays, foil insulation and plastic damp proof course. The products are manufactured using only top quality raw materials to ensure they perform as a quality weatherproof building envelope, and are used as part of the building's water management system in the wall and roof cladding system, to assist the control of moisture.

TCL Hunt has been a leader in the sourcing and supply of high quality technical materials and equipment for many different industries, including the building sector.

"In fact, we were one of the first companies to introduce synthetic building wraps to the NZ market," says TCL Hunt Managing Director Tim Fraser. "At that time we opted to distribute these products through a well-known building supply company under their own brand, but now we are supplying directly to the roofers and building merchants."

"We have applied for and gained five CodeMark certificates over seven products, to give our customers and architects confidence and peace of mind, as it is an assurance that our products comply with the requirements of NZ Building Code. It also indicates the commitment of our company to adopt and maintain quality management systems," continues Tim Fraser. "Our aim is to provide excellence and integrity with products and service solutions in accordance with best practice business principles."

One of the DriStud products TCL Hunt is proud to introduce to the market is DriStud Cool Window Flashing Tape. TCL Hunt has worked closely with building certification bodies and consultants to ensure clear information is stated in the product scope, conditions and limitations on the certificate, such as a service temperature range of -25°C to 80°C and application temperatures of as low as -6°C.

CodeMark is the ultimate in product assurance, as building products with CodeMark must be accepted as code-compliant as long as they are used as specified. CodeMark certification is a compliance pathway and it must be accepted by BCA if all conditions are met. Investment in CodeMark and other tools such as Masterspec should help architects, councils and builders to specify, consent and use DriStud products with better technical information and greater certainty.

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