The BBA is committed to helping businesses and organisations supply the construction industry with products, systems and installers of the highest quality. Since 1966 the BBA has developed rigorous testing, inspection and certification services to support manufacturers and installers achieve excellence and provide reassurance throughout the industry. Carried out by teams with detailed technical knowledge and experience, BBA certification and inspection services are recognised by building control, local authorities, specifiers, industry insurers and the key construction trade associations in the UK.
The BBA is an independent non-profit distributing organisation, accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), performing tests in accordance with the ISO/IEC 17025 standard and certification in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065. It is a product approval Certification Body for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).
Committed to excellence, the BBA is heavily involved with various committees and trade organisations designed to make the construction industry better. By collaborating closely with organisations like the European Organisation for Technical Assessments (EOTA) and the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum (WSBF), the BBA has input into policy development and work to help reduce technical barriers to cross-border construction trading throughout Europe.
The BBA’s overall mission is simple: to encourage the safe development and adoption of innovative solutions in the built environment through the provision of reassurance to manufacturers, retailers, users, specifiers, insurers, installers and regulators of products and systems.