The British Board of Agrément, the UK’s primary building product certification organisation,  and Barbour Product Search, the market leading online product directory for building product manufacturers, are uniting to assist companies wishing to develop sustainable, innovative product development practices.

A key focus of the partnership is a dedicated Testing & Certification Knowledge Hub accessible to all users of Barbour Product Search throughout the construction the supply chain . The online hub will raise awareness of the benefits of testing and certification and share valuable industry insights, forecasts and trends provided by technical experts within the BBA.

Both organisations believe the collaboration will support the drive to improve quality and safety in the construction industry by embedding product testing and certification information into the Barbour Product Search   information, with easy reference for building designers, specifiers, contractors and manufacturers.

The announcement also chimes perfectly with the government’s recently launched Construction Playbook, which places greater focus on building positive relationships between project leads and industry; the BBA and Barbour Product Search  believe their alliance demonstrates industry leaders working together to the benefit of the entire supply chain.

“We are focused on delivering true value for the good of the entire industry – and one way we’re doing that is through working together with partners who share that passion. We are delighted to partner with organisations like Barbour Product Search  to help businesses who are serious about product quality and want to establish market confidence in their products and systems while complying with building regulations and legislation.”

Peter Webbon, British Board of Agrément

We recognise the ever-increasing importance of demonstrating product quality within our industry. Thousands of specifiers and installers use Barbour Product Search daily to gather information and inspiration for their projects, so we want them to have the most accurate information relating to product performance. That’s why we are delighted to partner with the BBA, as a trusted certification body with long-term partnerships – so that we together, can promote an informed and concise catalogue of BBA approved products to decision makers in our community.”

Simon Rhodes, Commercial Director , Barbour Product Search

About Barbour Product Search:

Barbour Product Search is an interactive, digital building product search platform for the construction sector that enables specifiers and installers to source products and manufacturers. As part of the Barbour ABI Group Companies, Barbour Product Search is included in the UK’s leading construction market intelligence, analysis and forecasting service. Barbour ABI is the chosen provider of Construction New Orders estimates data to the Office for National Statistics and partner of the Government’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority in providing the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline. Barbour ABI Group Companies is part of Informa, a leading international events and intelligence group and a member of FTSE 100, with over 11,000 colleagues working in more than 30 countries.

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