Product approval & certification

BBA certification is recognised throughout the construction industry as a symbol of quality and reassurance. It's the vital ingredient in the provision of assurance, quality and integrity to a plethora of stakeholders in the construction industry.

CE Marking

We are designated by the government to offer services relating to CE Marking including Factory Production Control (FPC). As a Notified Body, we undertake factory inspections as well as continuous surveillance, assessment and approval of FPC.

 

CE marking is a regulatory mark indicating the declaration of trustworthy product data by the manufacturer, allowing the product to be placed on the European market. 

Example of an ETA certificate
Example of an ETA certificate

While it does not address fitness for a particular purpose or local issues in individual member states, it can help new products that are not covered by a Harmonised European Standard (hEN).

The BBA is also a Notified Body under the Construction Products Regulations (CPR) and can assist with CE marking through a number of products and services.

These include: ETAs, Certification of Constancy of Performance, Factory Production Control (FPC) and Determination of Product-Type (Type Testing under CPD).

Recognised by the European Commission as a Technical Assessment Body (TAB), we can help steer manufacturers through the processes involved.

How to get CE Marking with the BBA

As a Notified Body under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), we can assist with CE marking via the following products:

European Technical Approvals (ETAs)

An ETA is an approval based on testing carried out to agreed European levels. They are more relevant for new and innovative products not covered by hENs. An ETA provides a technical assessment of a product’s fitness for use – based on the product’s contribution to fulfilling the Essential Requirements stated in the CPR.

Certificates of Constancy of Performance

Used to show a product can demonstrate the requirements of either an ETA or hEN, where the Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance (AVCP) level has been set at system 1 or 1+. In such cases, aspects of the product’s performance will need to be ratified. 

Certificates of Conformity of the Factory Production Control (FPC)

This can be used to show that a product complies with the requirements of either an ETA or hEN, and where the Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance (AVCP) level has been set at system 2+.

Determination of Product-Type

This covers a wide-range of construction products and tests carried out on the basis of type-testing, type calculation, descriptive documentation or other measures described in the harmonised technical specification. It is used to determine the performance of specific areas of the product type.

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