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Application for GDV approval of building components in contact with drinking water

Here you can submit your application for GDV approval of building components in contact with drinking water.

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Please have the following documentation ready, before you start your GDV application. On this page you will find different templates, which you can use in order to document your application.

  • List of versions of the building component covered by the application
  • Photo(s)
  • Drawing(s)
  • Completed schedule(s) of materials on individual components and materials of the building component (test version)
  • Toxicological assessment of the building component/individual components therein of plastic/elastomers (if required)
  • Test programme for the building component/individual components therein of plastic/elastomers (if required)
  • Test report(s) (if required)
  • Toxicological assessment of the test results for the building component/individual components therein of plastic/elastomers (if required)
  • Any certificates/approvals used as documentation for the health-related properties of the building component/individual components therein
  • Inspection agreement or conditional inspection agreement or declaration to this effect
  • Power of attorney(s), if you are submitting an application on behalf of an applicant

The documents may not exceed 2MB per. file.

Before submitting the application, we recommend that you read the Application guidelines and follow the given approach. In the Application guidelines you can read more about the documentation to be attached. 

Detailed explanations and background information can be found in the general guidelines.

More information

The GVD scheme is an approval scheme where building components in contact with drinking water can be approved before they are marketed and sold in Denmark. The approval scheme is financed by fees.

The GDV scheme covers approval of the health-related properties of the building components. The approval scheme contributes to ensure compliance with the quality requirements for drinking water, when the consumer opens the tap. The GDV scheme covers building components, which are part of the fixed drinking water installations of buildings up to and including the tap and which are in contact with drinking water, such as pipes, fittings, valves, taps, devices, etc.

The holder of the approval has the right to mark the building components approved under the GDV scheme with the “Godkendt til drikkevand” marking (Approved for use with drinking water) in accordance with the Executive Order on the placement on the market and sale of building components that come into contact with drinking water.

The GDV approvals are among the certificates/approvals, which can be used to document the health-related properties of building components in contact with drinking water so that they can legally be marketed and sold in Denmark. If you have a German, Dutch or Swedish certificate/approval, which is accepted as documentation, the GDV approval is not needed, see the website of the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority.

Find further information on GDV scheme and the relevant legislation