THE BRITISH BOARD of Agrément has been appointed as an Approved Body, Technical Assessment Body and Notified Body (NI) by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark is a new UK product marking used for certain goods being placed on the market in the UK. It has been introduced to replace the current CE Marking which is European wide product safety mark. An additional mark, UKNI, will be used in Northern Ireland.
As an Assessment Body, the BBA will support manufacturers with conformity assessment tasks for their UKCA and UKNI marking on a range of construction products and work with industry partners, organisations and clients to certify products.
The UKCA Marking is for the following products:
Construction products including, but not exclusive to, cements, concrete and mortar, precast, masonry, structural metallics, insulation, roofing coverings, membranes and liquid waterproofing, wood-based panels, doors, windows, structural timber, fire stopping, sealing and production products.
Road construction products including, but not exclusive to, surface treatments, bitumen and bituminous mixtures, bridge deck waterproofing and liquid applied waterproofing
John Albon, Chief Scientific Officer at the BBA, said: “What is important to note is that UKCA Marking became available on 1st January 2021 and we are now in a transitional stage where both UKCA and CE Marking can be used. From 1st January 2022, UKCA will be the only marking recognised to allow access to the market in Great Britain. CE Marking will no longer be recognised within Great Britain.”