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Guide to substituting products

Building professionals must ensure they comply with building legislation when substituting a building product for one that was originally specified.
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In certain circumstances a builder may need to consider using a product different to that specified in the building permit or requested as part of a contract. What are the ramifications of doing so?

Managing the changing of products requires careful consideration. It can sometimes be easy to switch one product for an alternative. But if an evaluation of the proposed change is done incorrectly, a product substitution can create legacy issues for the building. In worst case scenarios, the overall performance of the building can be compromised.

This useful guide can help you manage the product substitution process while ensuring you comply with building legislation. Contained in the guide is practical information on topics including:

  • when a product substitution should be considered
  • different types of product variations
  • NCC product documentation requirements
  • understanding the implications of a product substitution
  • contractual responsibilities and implied warranties.

It’s always good practice to follow a process that considers the effect of the product substitution and what approvals are needed. This guide can help you establish that process.

What does it include?

  • When to consider a product substitution
  • Different types of product variations
  • NCC product documentation requirements
  • Contractual responsibilities and implied warranties

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