Type Approval of Building Products
Type Approval of building products is a voluntary approval procedure for building products used in Finland. Eurofins Expert Services Oy is authorized by the Finnish Ministry of Environment to issue type Approvals for building products.
Finnish Type Approval allows the manufacturer to demonstrate that the product can be used in certain construction because it complies with the legislative requirements set for it. With valid Type Approval, the builder can show that the product is suitable for the intended use when applying for a building permit or in connection with building control.
Type Approval is based on the Type Approval decrees issued by the Ministry of the Environment for different kinds of building products.
Type Approval procedure was renewed starting from 1 July 2013, when the Act on the Type Approval of Certain Construction Products (Laki eräiden rakennustuotteiden tuotehyväksynnästä 954/2012) entered into force. This meant rewriting of all Type Approval degrees.