Testing of products

The company shall first contact an approved testing laboratory to prepare a test scheme. The applicant is responsible for documentation. After that the test scheme shall be approved in the technical working group in The Building Information Foundation.

Practical information concerning the selection, packaging and delivery of the sample can be received from the laboratory.

After testing products the applicant should send an application to us in The Building Information Foundation. Applications are submitted on an application form.The Building Information Foundation treats all documents and other information submitted by applicants in confidence.

When filing a new application the research report must not be more than one (1) year old.

The applicant must deliver following documents as attachments of the application:

  • test report
  • technical data sheet

The application will be handled by the technical working group

All applications will always be examined in accordance with the current requirements set for testing methods and the criteria set for the products.

The Building Information Foundation will inform the applicant about the working groups’s decision. We will send the applicant a certificate via e-mail and publish the classified products on our website.

Validity of the Classification

The classification is granted for three years. If the composition and method of manufacturing the product have not changed, the classification can be continued by application for another three years without testing provided that the required testing methods and the criteria set for the products have not altered fundamentally.

If the classification of the product has already been continued without testing, the product shall be tested again for the renewal of the classification.

The holder of right of use is under an obligation to give the Building Information Foundation prior notice of changes relating to the methods of manufacturing the product, its composition etc. if these changes affect the properties on the basis of which the classification was granted.

Product labelling and marketing

Right of use of a classification label (M1-logo) provides the company the right to label the classified product and to use the label for marketing purposes. The company must use the valid classification symbol, which is a registered trade mark.

The classification label can be used for advertising and marketing the classified product alone. The classification label must not be used in marketing in such a way that it refers to the company as a whole or to products which have not been granted classification. It is not allowed to use stick-on labels, decal or glued labels in marketing.