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.

Energy performance testing

The thermal performance of construction products plays an increasingly significant part in the decision-making process. Our heat flow meters are used to make thermal measurements on a wide range of construction products, from insulation materials to door panels to plasters and renders.  For reflective products, emissivity can be measured too.

 

The durability of thermal performance is crucial to lifetime energy assessments and our laboratory can subject specimens to a number of different regimes to allow prediction of changing effectiveness.  Other factors affecting thermal properties, such as moisture absorption, can also be investigated and measurements made on specimens at a variety of moisture contents.

Tests we do for Energy Performance testing:

  • Thermal conductivity; ASTM C518 (Insulation); BS EN 12393 (Insulation); BS EN 12664 with mats (Block); BS EN 12667 Standard specimen (Insulation); BS EN 12664 with mats (Mortar); BS EN 675 (Insulation)
  • Emissivity; In-house method on HFM

Test services

Bespoke Testing

We have unique, UKAS-accredited facilities that are not readily available to manufacturers undertaking product...

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Conformance Testing and Fitness for Purpose

It’s simply not good enough to settle for an overall assessment of a product’s...

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Durability and Aesthetic Testing

Whether due to weather conditions or human activity, products and systems exposed to outdoor...

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Energy performance testing

The thermal performance of construction products plays an increasingly significant part in the decision-making...

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Failure Analysis Testing

It is vital to understand any limitations in a product’s use or in its...

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On-Site Testing and Trials

To establish that a system or a component satisfies the design criteria, we use...

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Product Excellence Programme (PEP)

The BBA has introduced the Product Excellence Programme (PEP) to ensure that our clients continue to...

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Security and Manipulation Testing

Break-ins are always a worry for home owners and businesses alike, and BBA Test...

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Structural and Integrity Testing

It is important to assure that a construction will perform its designed function during...

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