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Australian Window Association

Australian Window Association

Membership No.: 977

The Australian Window Association requires all Members to meet relevant Australian Standards.

Under the Building Code of Australia, window manufacturers are required to produce windows and doors that meet mandatory minimum specifications under Australian Standard AS 2047:2014 including AS 1288:2006

Windows made from timber, aluminium, uPVC or other materials must undergo the following performance test verify product performance claims to AS 2047:2014.

ROPO windows are designed and tested to meet the rigorous requirements of AS2047, and more. These include AS/NZS2208, AS/NZS4666, AS1170.2, AS1288, etc.

WERS

WERS

Our windows have been officially Rated under the Australian Window Energy Rating Scheme.

A total of 20 window configurations have been rated. See our WERS Window Energy Ratings

Australian Standard

Australian Standard

AS 2047- Windows in Buildings- Selection and Installation
AS 2047 specifies requirements for materials, construction, installation and glazing for windows, sliding doors, adjustable glass louvres, shopfronts, and window walls with one-piece framing elements. It incorporates the following Tests…

AS4420.2 Deflection Test – positive and negative wind pressures are applied to the face of the window to test the maximum deflection under wind load.
AS4420.3 Operating Force Test – to verify that an opening sash is capable of opening and closing without undue effort.
AS4220.4 Air Infiltration Test – the air leakage of a window is tested to ensure energy and acoustic efficiency.
AS4420.5 Water Penetration Resistance Test – to verify that no water leaks through the window into the building.
AS4420.6 Ultimate Strength Test – negative and positive wind pressures are applied to the window to at least 1.5 times the design wind pressure to ensure it does not fail in unusual wind conditions

Certification

AS/NZS2208

AS/NZS2208

AS/NZS 2208:1996 – Safety glazing materials in buildings

Specifies the functional properties of various safety glazing materials, including toughened glass, laminated glass, wired glass, organic-coated glass and plastic. Two grades are covered, with different impact performance levels. Other requirements include size tolerances, weathering and ageing performance.

Certification

AS1288

AS1288

Glass in Buildings – Selection & Installation

Specifies procedures for the design, selection and installation of glass in residential and commercial buildings. Includes guidance for installation practice, based on proven techniques.

Certification

CodeMark

CodeMark

The CodeMark Scheme is a building product certification scheme for Australia and New Zealand. The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) and New Zealand’s Department of Building and Housing (DBH) manage the scheme in their respective countries.

The Scheme was reviewed in 2012 with a number of recommendations resulting in the ABCB Board supporting enhancement of the Scheme. This has resulted in the development of the Codemark Australia Scheme Rules which only cover the CodeMark Australia Scheme. CodeMark will continue to operate in New Zealand under separate New Zealand CodeMark Scheme Rules.

To differentiate the CodeMark schemes that operate in Australia and New Zealand, the Australian scheme is called ‘CodeMark Australia’. A new certification trade mark with this name has also been introduced. While the ABCB will retain oversight of the scheme on behalf of the Commonwealth and all States and Territories, the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) will be responsible for both accrediting Certification Bodies and administration of the Scheme.

State and Territory building control legislation requires building control authorities to accept CodeMark Australia Certificates of Conformity as evidence of compliance with the BCA, as long as the product is used as specified on the certificate.

SAI Global as an approved certification body will evaluate and certify products to ensure they meet the specified requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and/or the New Zealand Building Code (NZBC). Any organization seeking to have their product evaluated for CodeMark can apply to SAI Global directly.

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