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Agrement Certification

"Agrément South Africa is an independent organisation that evaluates the fitness for purpose of non-standardised building and construction products and systems by applying performance based criteria in its assessment procedure. Where a system or product is assessed to be fit for purpose, the Board of Agrément South Africa grants it a certificate.

These certificates are technical documents that:

• describe the system or product;
• summarise the assessed performance;
• list the uses for which the subject of the certificate has been assessed to be fit
• give the conditions and requirements that must be met if the assessed performance is to be attained;
• state which regulations are deemed to be satisfied by the subject of the certificate.

As far as building systems are concerned, the following
aspects are assessed:

• structural strength and stability
• behaviour in fire
• water penetration
• thermal performance
• durability and the maintenance required
• the likelihood of condensation forming on the inside of the building
• acoustic performance
• the applicant's quality system.

In the case of products such as roofing materials, piping, roads products, etc, criteria appropriate to the subject and its intended use are applied. The subject of a certificate is reappraised if there are changes to the subject, or to Agrément criteria or to the relevant regulations. "

Reference from Agrément website.