The BBA – or British Board of Agrément to give it its full name – has been an established part of the UK construction industry for more than 50 years, with the sole aim of providing specifiers, installers, users, regulators, manufacturers, insurers and the public with the reassurance they require that building products are safe, reliable, fit for purpose and correctly installed.
Creagh are delighted to announce that we have obtained BBA Certification for the sandwich wall panel component of Rapidres – our offsite, bespoke concrete build system. BBA certification is not only a symbol of quality and reassurance, through robust testing and assessment it’s a vital ingredient to help ensure acceptance with specifiers, building control, local authorities and insurers.
At Creagh we work hard to ensure our systems and products meet the latest stringent criteria and we recognise the importance of providing our customers with informative, honest data that enables them to make informed choices when selecting our products.
This latest certification should provide you with confidence that Rapidres is well proven and the ideal choice for your next project!
The BBA certification is distinctive in that all certified products are not only subject to a QA assessment, but also have to pass a full product and manufacturing process audit every year. This testing includes laboratory-based testing, online evaluation, product inspections, life expectancy assessment, quality management review and training review, which all need to be passed to a high standard.
Connor McMahon, Project Manager for Creagh, comments: “Unlike the BBA assessment reports, where the products are assessed once and then no further evaluation is conducted for 5 years, the certification scheme inspects the product and factory on an annual basis. This proves the ongoing consistency of the product’s performance and the manufacturing process – giving the end user added peace of mind and confidence in the product’s reliability and longevity. We also hold a BBA certification for ‘Spantherm’ our insulated concrete flooring system, but are thrilled that we now have achieved BBA certification for our Rapidres sandwich wall panels”.