DeckMark Plus and CladMark Plus are a complementary part of the product manufacturing schemes. They apply to product or material that conforms or exceeds the requirements of a recognised national or international standard.
They identify an individual manufactured component or an assembly made from such components that has undergone additional specific technical or safety evaluations by a recognised quantitative procedure. These tests and evaluations are over and above the requirements of the scheme and are provided by the manufacturer to support professional specification of the product with clear evidence that the component assembly will perform its design function.
Architects are increasingly asking for this kind of data to support the safe specification of wood out of doors and DeckMark Plus and CladMark Plus identifies those specific products or assemblies that have additional independent technical evaluations on them. For example enhanced grip deckboards with a slip resistance rating or, in the case of a balustrade assembly made from DeckMark quality components, a loadings capability.
These specific tests or evaluations are separately listed on a member's certificate which is complementary to the original product certificate – the quality assessed registered firm number remains the same on both the original certificate conferred on the business as a whole and for the individual elements that have Plus status.