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.

Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)

Creating and maintaining sustainable products is an increasingly integral part of how we operate in the construction industry. That’s why the BBA offers the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) in line with the government's directive for independent certification of renewable energy technologies and microgeneration products, in accordance with documented standards.


The Microgeneration certification assessment is carried out against the requirements of BS EN 45011 and it relates to zero or low-carbon heat and power technologies, certifying renewable energy technologies, microgeneration products, and installers.

This certification is also accompanied by Factory Production Control audits that verify the continuous manufacturing processes. All microgeneration products must be certified under the MCS to be eligible when applying for government incentives, such as the Feed-in Tariff scheme and the Renewable Heat Incentive. We are a UKAS accredited Certification Body which provides manufacturers with product approval of the following technologies:

  • MCS004 – Solar Collectors (solar thermal)
  • MCS005 – Photovoltaic Panels
  • MCS006 – Small and Micro Wind Turbines
  • MCS007 – Heat Pumps
  • MCS008 – Biomass
  • MCS012 – Pitched Roof Installation Kits for solar products
  • MCS014 – Combined Heat and Power Systems (CHP – Heat Led, CHP – Electricity Led)
  • MCS017 – Bespoke Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BBIPV)


  • MCS010 – Factory Production Control Requirements (FPC)
  • MCS011 – Testing Acceptance Criteria (including witnessing testing)
  • UKAS accredited testing for weathertightness and resistence to wind uplift to MCS012

Full Agrément Certificates are also available for these products, including important information not covered by the MCS, such as Regulatory Compliance, Durability, Output Performance, Weatherproofing, Structural Stability and Practicability of Installation.

Product Approval services

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CE Marking

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Competency Scheme

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European Technical Assessments

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Factory Production Control (FPC)

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Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)

Creating and maintaining sustainable products is an increasingly integral part of how we operate...

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