Industry Code of Practice
Industry Code of Practice - Hardware
Window and Door Hardware in Housing and Residential Buildings
Product Performance – Durability and Corrosion Resistance
This Industry Code of Practice was prepared by the Australian Window Association and the Window Association of New Zealand (Inc.). The goal of this document is to be a single generic code, applicable to a range of hardware on residential windows and doors. It should provide customers and consumers a means of selecting hardware.
- This document covers primarily corrosion and cyclic performance requirements of hardware in Housing and Residential Buildings.
- These performance requirements were selected as they affect the longevity of the hardware.
- This code does not currently cover testing for weather tightness and resistance to wind loads by the hardware when installed in a window or door system, which is covered by testing to AS2047 or NZS 4211. It is the intent of the committee to consider water penetration resistance and structural performance in subsequent revisions.
- Customers and consumers should always check with WANZ or the AWA for the existence of a companion document for any other market specific requirement.