BM TRADA Certification has gained UKAS accreditation for its Building Insulation Products scheme, applicable to a wide range of insulation products and systems. Assessment is based either on conventional test methods against the relevant harmonised EN product standard, or on sister company TRADA Technology’s in-situ testing protocol, which involves energy consumption monitoring of full-scale test structures.
BM TRADA Product Certification Manager David Payne said, ‘This achievement is the culmination of a great deal of hard work to satisfy UKAS that our procedures are robust and that we have all the necessary systems in place to meet their requirements. The Q-Mark adds considerable independent credibility to a manufacturer’s own product performance declaration and provides specifiers, regulators and inspection authorities with the appropriate information for them to identify suitable insulation products.’
The Building Insulation Products Scheme joins a suite of UKAS-accredited Q-Mark schemes, including doors and windows. Accreditation means that certificates issued under the scheme will carry the UKAS ‘tick’ logo. Q-Mark involves not just initial type testing of a product, but supervision of factory production control and an ongoing programme of audit testing agreed with clients.
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BM TRADA Certification Ltd
BM TRADA Certification is a leading multi-sector certification body accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Established in the construction industry for more than 30 years, BM TRADA offers certification to quality, environmental, information security and health & safety management systems, as well as chain of custody and personnel schemes. The company is a Notified Body for CE marking and also offers its own Q-Mark product certification, British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) window energy rating, as well as a wide range of training courses. BM TRADA has a network of joint venture partnerships and representatives around the world. It is part of the BM TRADA Group.
TRADA Technology Ltd
TRADA Technology is the leading independent timber research, consultancy, testing and information provider for the construction industry in the UK. Its client base spans government and local authorities and the whole construction supply chain, from forestry and primary processing to demonstration and utilisation of timber in building and construction. It provides large and small scale structural testing, product testing and development, materials and product evaluation and design guidance, third-party certification and support, as well as condition surveys on site, expert witness services and a range of training courses. Through its specialist Building performance division, it is an acknowledged expert in timber frame construction.
As part of the BM TRADA Group, TRADA Technology provides the research and information services for TRADA, the Timber Research and Development Association.