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.

Failure Analysis Testing

It is vital to understand any limitations in a product’s use or in its materials in order to improve quality and safety when in use. Failure analysis is often used to discern why products fail in application. This is also particularly useful as it can be applied retrospectively to test the limitations of products in development.


Data is collected and analysed to determine the cause of failure. We then set corrective actions or find liability. Usually, failures occur when products are either being used in applications they are not fit for, or in environmental conditions that affect their chemical or physical makeup, also making them unfit for purpose.

Tests we do to support Failure Analysis testing:

Independent failure investigation and reporting services are provided to assist manufacturers in the development of their products:

  • Premature fatigue failure
  • Corrosion processes
  • Insulation and thermal performances
  • Durability of materials
  • Mechanical performance and strength characteristic for a wide variety of materials and products.
  • Suitability of raw materials, installations or any other processes that might impact the product during normal conditions.


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Test services

Weather Resistance & Wind Serviceability

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Product Excellence Programme (PEP)

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Security and Manipulation Testing

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On-Site Testing and Trials

To establish that a system or a component satisfies the design criteria, we use...

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Durability and Aesthetic Testing

Whether due to weather conditions or human activity, products and systems exposed to outdoor...

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Conformance Testing and Fitness for Purpose

It’s simply not good enough to settle for an overall assessment of a product’s...

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