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NOAH Certified Receives ISO/IEC 17020 Full Accreditation Status from ANAB September 14th 2021

The Villages, FL – NOAH Certified has been granted ISO/IEC 17020 full accreditation status from ANAB. There are many benefits of an inspection body having this accreditation. Accredited inspection services provide assurance of technically competent service and consistently reliable results, reducing costs and lowering risks. Governments and industries around the world are increasingly requiring use of accredited inspection services.

 

ANAB accreditation to ISO/IEC 17020 will allow NOAH Certified to demonstrate integrity, reliability, and technical competence as well as compliance internationally recognized good practices. Accredited inspections from third-party companies provide assurance of technically competent service and consistently reliable results that can be nationally recognized.

 

ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation serves as an internationally recognized “stamp of approval” for industry and regulators. It also puts greater emphasis on organizational ability to manage impartiality and conflicts of interest as well as the technical competence of people, inspection processes, and equipment. It is key in demonstrating that products, equipment, structures, and systems meet the required specifications of the standard and have passed all the requirements of the standard ISO/IEC 17020.

 

Robin Butler, Founder of NOAH Certified describes what this means as a business to have earned this accreditation “The NOAH team worked hard to achieve this recognition. Receiving our ISO accreditation from ANAB means we are now recognized for our inspection process standards, the NOAH ANSI+ Standard. Our members will have assurance of quality with increased trust in the inspection process, as well as consistency in the process. This will expand our brand image as being recognized with the highest accreditation standard an inspection body can receive.”

 

About NOAH Certified: Founded in 2015, NOAH Certified was the first to offer Tiny House Oversight through inspection of homes to nationally recognized standards from multiple industries. NOAH Certified is a program for builders to demonstrate compliance with safety, structural and energy efficiency standards for consumer confidence in their projects. For more information, please visit www.NoahCertified.org.

ANNOUNCING: NEW RESOURCE FOR DIELECTRIC TEST | JULY 29th 2021

Great news everybody! You do not need to buy the equipment anymore to perform this vital test, NOAH has found a better way!

In accordance with 551.60 and 552.60 of the National Electric code a Dielectric test must be performed on the home once it is completed. This test is sometimes called a Hipot test, and it is the most common type of electrical safety test. Designed to verify that the insulation of a product is adequate enough to withstand high voltage. Performed by stressing the insulation of the product far beyond what it would encounter during normal use.

Dielectric tests apply a high level of alternating currents (AC) or direct currents (DC) to the insulation barrier and measure the reaction of the material. AC voltage is more commonly used in dielectric testing.

The test must apply a minimum of 900 volts (AC) for 1 minute or 1280 Volts (DC) for a period of 1 second on all branch circuits with all switches in the on position.

The purpose of a dielectric strength test is to reach the point of breakdown, or failure. This happens when the material experiences a sudden change in its resistance to the test voltage. The level of voltage where the barrier allows current to flow is the dielectric strength of the material.

If a Dielectric tester is not available, one can be obtained from Global Test Supply for purchase or rental as one source. They can be reached at www.GlobalTestSupply.com or Call 888-610-7664. This company allows you to rent the equipment nationwide!

Our goal is to help you reach yours, that is why we wanted to share this resource with you. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach us at info@noahcertified.org.

Pricing Adjustment | February 1st 2021

NOAH RDI is adjusting our pricing to more accurately reflect the value Members receive when using our Service, and to make room for some great new features coming your way!

Price adjustments are as follows:

CERTIFIED BUILDER/MANUFACTURER
– Annual Membership $2388 (includes 2 Seals) *Additional Seals $500 per build

CERTIFIED BUILDER/DIY
– Membership $2095 (includes 1 Seal and Membership is good for the life of the build) *Additional Seals not available

CERTIFIED SKOOLIES/VEHICLE CONVERSION MANUFACTURER
– Annual Membership $1320 (includes 1 Seal) *Additional Seals $300 per conversion

CERTIFIED SKOOLIE/VEHICLE CONVERSION DIY
– Annual Membership $1500 (includes 1 Seal) *Additional Seals $300 per conversion

CERTIFIED REHAB
– Membership $1300 (must be a Certified Unit, includes consultation)

CERTIFIED EDUCATIONAL
– Annual Membership $1600 (includes 1 Seal) *Additional Seals $500 ea.

AS-BUILT CERTIFICATION
– Home already built? $2500 (includes 1 Seal)

 

Payment Plans may be available. This pricing change will not affect your current payment schedule. Current Memberships will include access to all benefits including admission to the Resource Library and Free Consultations with Certified Inspectors! Current Memberships will enjoy their current pricing being locked in for the duration of this year’s Membership. New pricing will apply when Membership renews. This pricing structure is exclusive to NOAH RDI Members. For Membership and additional information, please visit our website.

Upcoming Price Adjustment

NOAH RDI is adjusting our pricing to more accurately reflect the value Members receive when using our Service, and to make room for some great new features coming your way!

 

Due to the impact of the pandemic on so many, we have extended current pricing through the end of January, thereby extending out our Pricing Adjustment launch date until February 1st. You have the option of pre-paying before February 1st, for your Membership and any Seals that you would like, and you will not lose out on paying today’s prices for tomorrow’s Inspection Services and pocket the difference. Pre-paid Seals are issued once a PASS status is achieved on each Unit. This price adjustment will allow us to maintain the high quality of service that our Members are accustomed to and it will also facilitate new features for our Members, like our new proprietary NOAH RDI Inspection App!

 

We have also found a better way to structure the two separate payments previously made by Members, one for Membership and a second for the Seal(s). We will streamline this action, making the payment process more efficient for our Members by including the Seal and Annual Membership in the same transaction. This means that starting February 1, 2021, Members will only be required to make one payment and it will include their Membership and their Seal(s). So, once you make your payment for the year, everything is already paid for! Seals are automatically shipped out upon achieving a PASS status on the Unit. Additional Seals are still available to purchase separately, as needed and at the Builders discretion.

 

For those that select a Monthly or Quarterly Payment Option for Membership, the Seal cost is evenly distributed across all payments. *Note: Membership must be Paid in Full prior to Seal issuance. Want to lock in our old pricing? Click this LINK to visit NOAH’s website before February 1st, and we will honor our previous pricing. Your New Membership will reflect the lower price even after the price adjustment on February 1st. Specifics on pricing adjustments will be announced through our next Press Release coming the 1st of February. Have any questions or concerns? Just reply to this email. We will get back to you quickly.

SUB PAR BUILDING MATERIALS; BEWARE

As some may have already noticed, construction supply stocks of numerous building materials throughout the country are very low and or on backorder. This shortage is now revealing itself within the lumber quality. When you purchase lumber its critically important you look for a stamp on each stud.

 

Each piece of lumber should have a #2 Grade stamp, or better yet, a #1 Grade stamp.

 

Grade #1 means no knots in the lumber; Grade #2 Lumber is tight knot wood. The knots are tightly lodged within the wood and have no wiggle room around the knot. Grade #3 has knots in the wood with space around them and the knots may fall out.

 

We are starting to observe lumber, having no Grade stamp or #3 Grade stamps, (which is a Utility Grade stud, for non-structural purposes), being incorporated into builds. This lumber CAN NOT be used in supporting floor, wall, or ceiling construction. The use of sub-standard building materials will NOT be permitted in builds that achieve a NOAH RDI Certificate of Completion & Compliance. This lumber will be the cheapest lumber available to purchase and one reason it is the cheapest is because it may be sub-standard.

 

Additionally, Stage 2 Framing Inspections will require a ladder, please have one available. The inspectors are vigorously checking each stud, to help ensure a safe and compliant build.

 

Thank you for your support and understanding. Stay safe and Keep Building!

NOAH: Introducing our Military Discount

We all appreciate our Military and the Freedom it affords all of us. We here at NOAH are always looking for ways to thank our military personnel for their service. We are proud to support our veteran’s through our affiliation with Operation Tiny Home and ‘The Farm’ in Dallas Texas.

 

Because of our love for our nation’s Military, we are proud to announce NOAH’s Military Rebate!

This is a discount of 10% off all goods, services and memberships provided by NOAH to both Veteran and current service members. This Rebate is available for every membership type and takes effect with all new members.

 

This discount may not be used in addition to other coupons, discounts or promotions. A copy of your Military ID is required for verification purposes.

 

Call us now with your information and receive your discount the same day! Once your Membership is paid in full, you are immediately eligible to receive your full rebate which will be refunded to your card.