Case Study: Type approval of construction products

Type approval of construction products

The type approval is a national system for verifying construction products with the requirements in the Swedish building regulations. The type approval shall be granted only if the product is not covered by a harmonized standard or a European Technical approval, ETA.┬áType approved construction products are labeled with the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning‘s mark of type approval, “the fork”. More information about the system is available at the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, which issues regulations in the area. The type approval is issued by certification bodies that are accredited by SWEDAC.

SWEDAC accredits also inspection body type A for the production control.

More information is available from the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning website.

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