Building Regulations requirement for BBA Certification.

This belief has resulted in seconds.co.uk closing its seconds insulation board business. Is it true ? Simon.
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sm snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com Wrote:

Building regulations do not require BBA certification. This is a commo misconception and is a view pushed by those who have paid for BB certificates. All the BBA are doing is retesting your product to sa that your original test results were in fact accurate. They then charg you aprroximately 25 000 for the pleasure and then a further 500 every 3 years.
The interpretation of building regulations varies from council t council and this is something the BBA have no influence over. Basicall you have to adhere to the Building regulations put in place regardin insulation and if you read the regulations there is no reference to th BBA in there.
Seconds might be using the excuse of BBA certification as reason - wh knows what the real reason is (perhaps their supply has run dry?) Th other reason may be that the suppliers of the 'B' Grade board are no able to provide a consistent insulation value for their board
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On Wed, 24 Aug 2005 20:45:07 +0100, a particular chimpanzee named
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There are a number of ways a material's fitness for purpose can be determined as detailed in the Approved Document to Regulation 7, one of which is by an Independent certification scheme: "There are many UK product certification schemes. Such schemes certify compliance with the requirements of a recognised document which is appropriate to the purpose for which the material is to be used. Materials which are not so certified may still conform to a relevant standard". The BBA certification scheme is perhaps the best known and understood for most building products (in fact I don't know of another UK-based one apart from one or two for individual products).

True, but if there is no other (UK) scheme, then asking for a BBA certificate is shorthand for checking that a particular product meets a particular standard.
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