Veron offers fully independent on-site joinery testing service throughout New Zealand. Our testing methods comply with Australian & New Zealand standards 4284:2008 and 4211:2008 and are based on the façade testing methods of the American Aluminium Manufacturers Association (AAMA).

These international testing methods have been adopted by the Window Glazing Association of New Zealand, in their push for regulated and uniform testing across the industry.

We can provide the following tests:

AAMA 501.2 – Quality assurance and diagnostic water leakage field testing of installed shopfronts, curtain walls, and sloped glazing

In New Zealand, AAMA 501.2 joinery testing plays a crucial role in ensuring the integrity and durability of building exteriors, specifically for installed shopfronts, curtain walls, and sloped glazing systems. This quality assurance and diagnostic test checks for water leakage in these critical areas for both new constructions and buildings undergoing renovations.

At Veron we are recognised as independent window testing experts. We help property owners, council, architects, façade engineers and contractors with site specific joinery testing to help them ensure compliance with both NZS 4211:2008 and AAMA 501.2 standards. NZS 4211:2008 sets the benchmark for performance of windows and doors, ensuring they meet the specific requirements for air and water tightness, structural stability and durability within New Zealand’s unique climatic conditions.

AAMA 502.12 – Voluntary specification field testing of newly installed fenestration products

Through these rigorous testing methods, we can identify areas of water ingress through the
joinery or the surrounding structure. In our experience, the first window tested will often fail,
and as such, it is important to get us involved as early as possible to fine-tune the window
installation and save on unforeseen costs/time delays further in your project.

Should a unit fail, we will work alongside the project team and suppliers to ensure that the
required standards of joinery installation are adhered to.

For more information or an obligation-free chat, please contact us

The AAMA 502.12 test represents a vital tool for the specification field testing of newly installed fenestration products, particularly tailored for openable joinery items such as windows and doors. This testing process is designed to simulate real-world conditions to ensure that these installations can withstand the environmental conditions that will be encountered over the lifespan of the units. With buildings new being constructed in even more challenging locations and the climatic conditions within New Zealand becoming increasingly unpredictable, the use of window field testing makes even more sense before the installation of the external façade is completed.

The unique aspect of AAMA 502.12 testing lies in its dual-application methodology, where negative pressure is applied to the interior of the window or door, while a pressurised rain mist is simultaneously directed at the exterior joinery to cladding junction. This approach rigorously evaluates the product's capacity to resist water penetration under varying weather conditions, closely mimicking the effects of a storm on the fenestration.

Veron Building Consultants in Auckland provides testing reports in compliance with New Zealand standards NZS 4211:2008 and NZS 4284:2008, alongside AAMA 502.12 to ensure adherence to both local and international benchmarks for fenestration performance.

NZS 4211:2008 specifies requirements for the performance of windows and doors, including air and water tightness, while NZS 4284:2008 addresses external moisture management for facade systems. The conjunction of these standards with AAMA 502.12 ensures that newly installed fenestration products are not only built to last but are also capable of providing effective protection against the elements.

Why Choose Veron for Joinery Testing

Choosing Veron Building Consultants for your joinery testing means you're partnering with independent experts in the field. We offer a fully independent on-site service across New Zealand. Our adherence to Australian & New Zealand standards 4284:2008 and 4211:2008, coupled with our application of façade testing methods from the American Aluminium Manufacturers Association (AAMA), positions us at the forefront of industry compliance and excellence.

These international protocols, endorsed by the Window Glazing Association of New Zealand, underscore our commitment to regulated and uniform testing across the construction sector.

Our tried and tested approach allows us to precisely identify potential water ingress points within joinery if they are present. Drawing from our extensive experience, we've observed that the initial window tested often fails which highlights the critical importance of engaging our services early in your project. This early involvement enables us to assist in refining the window installation process, significantly reducing the risk of unexpected costs and future project delays.

In the event of a failure, we stand ready to work closely with your project team and suppliers, guiding the necessary adjustments to meet and surpass the required joinery installation standards.

For detailed insights into how we can elevate the quality and compliance of your project or to arrange an obligation-free conversation, reach out to us.


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