Since our launch in 1966, the BBA has been providing independent, expert product approval and certification for manufacturers, so that they can be confident that their products and systems will be selected by architects, designers and specifiers who need to know that their chosen items are safe and fit-for-purpose.
Our multi-disciplinary teams include leading experts in a cross section of the built environment. They operate internationally, with representatives and clients around the world. Our long heritage has always put the good of the public above all else, which means that those in both the private and public sector trust us to deliver quality and excellence in all our endeavours.
Our certification and inspection services are recognised by building control, local authorities, industry insurers and the key construction trade associations in the UK.
As an independent non-profit distributing organisation, we provide reassurance to the construction industry, specifiers, the government and the public that the products they use on a daily basis are assessed regularly by an independent and a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited Certification Body (N 0113).
Our UKAS accreditation is aligned to all the processes that we provide support for, including our
Committed to excellence, we work collaboratively with various committees and trade organisations designed to make our industry better. Some of the committees and trade organisations we work with include:
In addition, we have a key input into UK government policy development and work to help reduce technical barriers to cross-border construction trading throughout Europe.
The BBA is committed to impartiality and as such has developed and implemented procedures to manage, identify, analyse and document all possibilities for potential conflict of interests that may emerge from its activities. BBA shall not undertake any actions that it considers creates an unacceptable threat to impartiality. Activities shall be structured and managed so as to safeguard impartiality. You can read our full Impartiality Policy here.
Our mission is to be the catalyst for the development and application of safe, technically excellent and innovative solutions for a better-built environment and this is driven by our core values of