About Test Services

In 1985, the BBA set up a separate department specifically to undertake testing in support of BBA Certification. Our experience has extended to cover over 40 different product areas within the construction industry.

BBA Test Services became an independent test facility in 2008 and now shares its many years of knowledge and experience with manufacturers across the UK, and beyond. We link with an extensive network of BBA approved UK and European accredited laboratories to complement our current test activities.

Why use our Test Services?

  • Our UKAS accredited tests are carried out in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 Test Services Accreditation
  • Customised testing is developed to support the realisation of innovative and unique products
  • Our flexible approach means we can test products in the early stage of development or modify existing products and systems
  • All data developed during testing can be used towards gaining full Agrément approval

For more information about how our Test Services can help realise your potential, get in touch with a member of the Test team using the details on the Contact Us page.

Our Team

Our experienced team has an extensive skill set, including; material scientists, concrete technologists, engineers, physicists, chemists, programmers, machinists, welders, qualified electricians and plumbers, all ready to help.

Discover more about our testing facilities and the areas we serve on this section of the site, and get in touch with our team for more information on how we can support your needs.

Oliver Richardson – Head of Test

Oliver has over 20 years industry experience where he started out as an Apprentice for ASE Europe Ltd and then worked as a Principal Engineer at ASTA BEAB which was subsequently taken over by Intertek PLC. He then worked his way up from Project Manager to Business Improvements Manager through to Director of Operations and most recently as Head of Certification.

Intertek PLC is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification of products, commodities and systems. During his time at Intertek Oliver dealt with electrical testing, product safety approval and MCS certification schemes. His business achievements have included growth and development by achieving UKAS accreditation for new services, designing and implementing a new business model for China operations and creating a new 3 stage business model for testing and certification that was adopted globally.

Stephan Jansen van Vuuren – Team Manager

Stephan joined the BBA in 2011 as a Senior Test Technician, carrying out a wide range of tests on construction products. In 2013, Stephan was appointed his new role as Team Manager in Test Services. He and his team of Senior Technicians specialise in a number of product areas including Durability, Cavity Wall Insulation, Water Resistance and Vapour Permeability and Mechanical testing.

Mike Beale – Contracts Manager

Mike has worked for BBA Test Services for over 25 years, fulfilling various roles from Test Technician to his current role as Contracts Manager. He is responsible for handling enquiries and preparing quotations, and uses his vast knowledge of construction testing to advise clients on relevant and bespoke test programmes to meet their needs.


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