Date: 04 12 2014
Houghton Parkhouse Ltd is the first UK livestock manufacturer of
Commercial Livestock Transporters to have gained Whole
Vehicle Type Approval at National Small Series Type
Approval (N.S.S.T.A) level for its range of
The approval covers the
manufacture of Platforms and sub frames, for a vast array of
different uses, from Hay and Straw to Plant and Livestock
Transporters, we have created approvals which accommodate a vast
array of options to fit your specific needs and
N.S.S.T.A over IVA
- Up to 4 weeks increased turnaround compared with manufacturers
using an I.V.A process of registration
- Peace of mind that your Platform is safe, legal and meets all
the stringent tests and requirements lay down by VCA and enforced
by VOSA when your Vehicle leaves the factory.
Who is affected by Type Approval?
Type Approval affects all New Commercial Vehicles of N2, N3,
registered after October the 29th 2014,
Vehicles registered after this date will require a Certificate
Of Conformity (C.O.C) by an accredited Body builder with Type
Approval in place, or a vehicle that has gone through an Individual
Vehicle Approval (I.V.A) process.
An IVA process requires an official VOSA testing station
equipped to carry out an inspection on N2 and N3 vehicle, this test
can only be applied for when the body work is complete and then a
possible waiting period of up to 4 weeks until test, with no
guarantee it will pass all the stringent tests, which inturn can
cause more delays.
An accredited company with Type Approval in place such as
Houghton Parkhouse Ltd would cause no such delays.
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