Testing & Certification

Accredited testing, calibration, inspection and certification provide specifiers with assurance that construction projects run efficiently, construction sites are safe and reliable materials are used. Samples, products, services, or management systems can be evaluated against specified requirements by laboratories, certification bodies, and inspection bodies.

In this section you will hear from testing and certification bodies, discussing performance testing and certification schemes. You will also hear from product manufacturers and system providers investing in testing to ensure products and systems they take to market are fit for the purpose intended. Third Party Certification provides specifiers with a degree of confidence that their specification will meet standards and perform as designed.


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Marshalls advocates industry-wide transparency as a natural way...

Marshalls has been supplying stone to the commercial environment since the 1890’s when Cromwell Yorkstone was first quarried from the hillside in at Southowram,...

Sponsored by: Marshalls
Category: Testing & Certification


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Better buildings with BREEAM rated rooflights

·        “They’re just a hole in the roof that lets the light in.” ...

Sponsored by: Hambleside Danelaw
Category: Testing & Certification


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Change is in the air

Government departments are pouring over technical data and preparing new directives, trade bodies are examining every aspect of potential market implications. No, this...

Sponsored by: Vicaima
Category: Testing & Certification


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New BBA testing regime to ensure excellence in product development

The Product Excellence Programme (PEP) has been introduced to reassure specifiers, designers, architects and contractors that products certified by the British Board of...

Sponsored by: British Board of Agrément
Category: Testing & Certification


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CA Group’s roofing and cladding solution a SBD industry first

A Secured By Design member company, the CA Group has recently been awarded LPS 1175 status for specific versions of its renowned Twin-Therm® built-up roof and wall...

Sponsored by: CA Group Ltd
Category: Testing & Certification


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New certification system for water products from Kiwa Watertec

Paul Groves talks to Clive Hawkes, Technical Manager of Kiwa Watertec, which provides testing, certification and approval schemes for sanitary and plumbing products. ...

Sponsored by: Kiwa Watertec
Category: Testing & Certification


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BRE awards SABRE security certification to International Quarter...

International Quarter London (IQL) has become the first in-use development in the world to be awarded the SABRE security certification – the scheme from BRE for...

Sponsored by: BRE
Category: Testing & Certification


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Putting confidence in the performance and longevity of building...

Paul Groves talks to the Kiwa UK Group, which offers a full range of testing, inspection and Agrément services to construction materials manufacturers and System...

Sponsored by: Kiwa Building Products
Category: Testing & Certification


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BWF extends Certifire scheme for fire door manufactures to include BM...

Fire door Safety Week (FDSW) stands as an example of how an industry can and should unite to support a greater understanding and drive best practice in a marketplace. ...

Sponsored by: British Woodworking Federation
Category: Testing & Certification


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British Gypsum launches industry first Secured by Design system

British Gypsum is pleased to announce the launch of its new Secured by Design (SBD) accredited GypWall QUIET system, which incorporates Gyproc Habito® and provides...

Sponsored by: British Gypsum
Category: Testing & Certification


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Science and technology solutions help tackle flooring challenges

Environmental issues and shortages in supply chain raw materials are stretching the flooring industry worldwide. Here, Vik Vithlani, of Sherwin-Williams Protective...

Sponsored by: Sherwin-Williams
Category: Testing & Certification


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