The Val-U-Therm® Building System has been awarded a British Board of Agrément Certificate number 12/4892.An Agrément Certificate is only awarded to a construction product or system after it has successfully passed a comprehensive assessment involving laboratory testing, on-site evaluations and inspections of production. The manufacturer will also be audited ensuring that a suitable quality management system is in place.Go to the BBA website >>
Each month thousands of contractors and consultants (suppliers) apply for work with public and private sector organisations (buyers). To win work, they must meet the buyer’s health and safety standards.
Assessing suppliers health and safety competence is usually a lengthy and time consuming process. Suppliers can sometimes meet one buyer’s Health and Safety standards but not another. Being CHAS approved reduces duplication as suppliers compliance is accepted by all CHAS buyers.Go to the CHAS website >>
Construction line is the UK's leading procurement and supply chain management service that collects, assesses and monitors standard company information through a question set that is aligned to PAS 91, the standardised pre-qualification questionnaire developed by BSI to reduce duplication within the construction industry.
Our aim is to provide efficiency savings to public and private sector buyers and the construction industry as a whole by streamlining procurement procedures and improving the supply chain management processes by reducing risk, creating cost efficiencies and helping buyers engage with new suppliers, including SMEs and local companies.Go to the Constructionline website >>
FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. It was founded in 1993 in response to public concern about deforestation and demand for a trustworthy wood-labelling scheme. There are national working groups more than 50 countries including the UK. FSC UK is a registered charity. It is supported by NGOs including WWF, Greenpeace and the Woodland Trust.Go to the FSC website >>
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of International Standards.
ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 159 countries, one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.
ISO is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors. On the one hand, many of its member institutes are part of the governmental structure of their countries, or are mandated by their government. On the other hand, other members have their roots uniquely in the private sector, having been set up by national partnerships of industry associations.Go to the ISO website >>
The PEFC Council (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, founded in 1999 which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.Go to the PEFC website >>
The STA is currently the country’s leading timber organisation, which represents a wide membership of businesses and people involved in construction using engineered timber, from across the UK. The STA leads the industry on quality, Health & Safety, education, technical knowledge and customer service. The STA’s activities include seminars, factory tours, research, provision of information, networking, advocacy and discussion.Go to the STA website >>
Our aim is to provide members with the highest quality information on timber and wood products to enable them to maximise the benefits that timber can provide.
We seek to achieve this aim through active and on-going programmes of information and research. Information is provided through this website, an extensive collection of printed materials and our training courses.
Research is largely driven by the desire to update and improve our information so that it continues to meet our members’ needs in the future.Go to the Trada website >>
The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) is the respected voice of the trussed rafter industry in the UK. The Association is committed to stringent standards of quality and service and sets a professional benchmark for the industry.
Members include the principal manufacturers of trussed rafters, industry suppliers and professionals involved in roof design and construction.
TRA requires all its manufacturing members to have third-party supervised Quality Assurance and Professional Indemnity insurance so helping to ensure quality and peace of mind for the customer.Go to the Trussed Rafter Association >>