Tested and approved – NATURinFORM with general building inspectorate approval no. Z-10.9-484
• POPULAR massive is a regulated building product according to state building regulations
• Application areas expanded for the building inspectorate
As a specialist for wood composite systems “Made in Germany”, we have received general building inspectorate approval (AbZ) for our POPULAR massive patio deck. The German Institute for Construction Technology in Berlin (Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik - DIBt) has granted approval for the first time to a wood composite material (also called WPC) without the approval referring to a connected covering. This means planning security for NATURinFORM customers.
We are very pleased with the approval from the DIBt because this means that our patio deck can be laid as a load-bearing floor in outdoor areas without any restrictions – even in public buildings. For our customers, this means a great deal of planning security, and it expands the application areas to balconies, roof terraces, loggias, stairs, and stair landings without any extra measures to protect against falling through. For us, it is also proof of our excellent product quality.
The assessment of the DIBt concerns the applicability of the approved article according to the requirements of the building inspectorate and is valid for all German states. Following the approval for POPULAR massive, the tested deck covering is considered a regulated building product according to state building regulations. A separate approval for the private or public sector is thus no longer necessary. The reason for this is that unlike ground-level patios, balconies and patios with a height of 60 centimeters and up are usually considered “elevated” by state building regulations and therefore have to be planned and executed as load-bearing constructions. In this case, only building products with building inspectorate approval may be used, or time-consuming and expensive individual approvals have to be carried out. With POPULAR massive as a regulated and approved building product, you – whether an architect, builder, or worker – are therefore on the safe side and have a clear advantage in the scheduled implementation of projects with load-bearing constructions in outdoor areas.