High performance is just one aspect of the products supplied by Askin Performance Panels (ASKIN) in Australia and New Zealand; these products are now approved and registered with the National Construction Product Register (NCPR), ensuring quality and conformance.

Working with NCPR, ASKIN has completed product testing and evidence verification for their XFLAM panel products to ensure conformity to relevant building codes and standards.

ASKIN’s General Manager of Marketing and Development, Adam Shannon says all relevant reports, standards and test documents related to their panel products, which appear in their NATSPEC work sections were sent to NCPR to confirm the accuracy of the testing.

Adam explains that the new process verifies these test documents rather than just assume that the product manufacturer’s marketing information and claims are true. Given the world’s current focus on conforming building products, he says this is another step in the right direction to help mitigate risk in the construction industry.

NCPR was established after NATSPEC received requests from Government departments and industry organisations to set up a register of construction products due to products entering the Australian market with inadequate or false evidence of conformance.

As a result, they have developed an online searchable National Construction Product Register database (NCPR) that’s completely independent and impartial.

The following ASKIN Panel products can be found on NATSPEC and NCPR websites:

0428p ASKIN XFLAM performance panel roofing

0434p ASKIN XFLAM performance panel cladding

0528p ASKIN XFLAM performance panel partition system

0531p ASKIN XFLAM performance panel ceilings

0762p ASKIN XFLAM performance panels in cool rooms

Adam says it’s imperative that clients, builders, specifiers and others ensure they are getting what they pay for, and compliance with codes, standards and legislation is the minimum acceptable expectation.

“Having specification and accreditation tools like NCPR, NATSPEC, ISO accreditations, FM Approvals and IPCA Code of Practice are just a few of the tools ASKIN employs, along with a vertical integration strategy to ensure our customers have the confidence that what we specify and build is a certified and code compliant system,” he concluded.