The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole national accreditation body recognised by the government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators.The BBA is a UKAS accredited Certification Body (No 0113), Testing Laboratory (No 0357), Inspection Body (No 4345) and Management Systems Body (No 0113) and are able to offer the below within the construction industry:
We are a notified test laboratory for testing a wide variety of construction products in accordance with a range of harmonised CE Marking standards.
We are a Registered Laboratory for Scheme Development Group 5 The Keymark for thermal insulation products.
The CEN Keymark scheme is a voluntary scheme, enabling manufacturers to affix the Keymark. The Keymark indicates a presumption of conformity with the relevant CEN standard for insulation product. It should not be confused with the regulatory CE Marking, which can also be found on thermal insulation products.
The most significant characteristic for thermal insulation products is the declared thermal conductivity. The scheme requires the use of laboratories that meet the rules for performing thermal conductivity tests to ensure full transparency and a high level of competence and accuracy within those laboratories and to provide a consistent approach throughout Europe. Test results can only be generated from registered test laboratories that have shown to be experts in the field.
We are a UKAS accredited Testing Laboratory (No 0357) and Principal Independent Test House (PITH) for the certification of waterproofing systems for rail bridges.
All BBA testing is carried out in accordance with BS EN ISO/IEC 17025 and we are a UKAS accredited Testing Laboratory (No 0357) for many of the tests we offer.