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.

About Us

The BBA sets the standard for excellence in construction products and systems. We offer technical expertise, are independent with an unrivalled track record and offer more than certification through our audit and inspection and test services.


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 the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited body.

Our UKAS Accreditation

Our UKAS accreditation is aligned to all the processes that we provide support for, including our

  • Testing Facility which carries out testing in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025.
  • Audit and Inspection which is accredited to ISO/IEC 17020:2012 and
  • Certification which is Accredited to ISO/IEC 17065:2012 to provide product conformity certification

Our commitment

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.

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

  • Courage - to challenge and speak up when needed
  • Integrity - to act without fear or favour, to be fair and true
  • Rigour - we strive for excellence and will never compromise on our standards
  • Collaboration - with each other, our clients and the industry

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