External thermal insulation composite systems - GG-Cert

External thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS), ETAG 004 – Art 66(3)

According to the decision of the European Commission 97/556/EC the system of attestation of conformity 2+ applies. In addition, according to the decision of the European Commission 2001/596/EC, the systems of attestation of Conformity 1 and 2+ apply to ETICS with regard to reaction to fire

The systems of attestation of conformity referred to above are defined as follows:

System 1 Certification of the conformity of the product by a Notified Body on the basis of:

  • Tasks of the manufacturer:

    a. factory production control;
    b. further testing of samples taken at the factory by the manufacturer in accordance with a prescribed control plan;

  • Tasks of the Notified Body:

    a. initial type-testing of the product (reaction to fire);
    b. initial inspection of the factory and of factory production control;
    c. continuous surveillance, assessment and approval of factory production control.

System 2+ for all other ETICS is detailed as follows:

  • Tasks of the manufacturer:

    a. initial type-testing of the product;
    b. factory production control;
    c. testing of samples taken at the factory in accordance with a prescribed control plan.

  • Tasks of the approved Notified Body:

Certification of factory production control on the basis of:
    a. initial inspection of factory and factory production control;
    b. continuous surveillance, assessment and approval of factory production control.