The British Board of Agrément (BBA), the independent product accreditation body, helped facilitate the rapid accreditation of a range of cavity insulation board to ensure its successful launch at Ecobuild 2016.
In the space of four months, the BBA was able to issue two Agrément Certificates to Kingspan Insulation, renowned manufacturers of insulation products and systems. The company required BBA approval for its two new products, Kingspan Kooltherm K106 and K108 Cavity Board, which have a lambda thermal performance of 0.018W·m–1·K–1.
In order to showcase the products with the BBA accreditation at the UK’s largest exhibition and conference for the construction and energy industry, careful planning and the collaboration of the BBA’s expert assessors were required to significantly speed up the approval process.
The result of the joint communication between the BBA and Kingspan Insulation ensured that both Kingspan Kooltherm products premiered at Ecobuild, which attracted more than 40,000 visitors from across the construction industry to London’s Excel Arena.
Testing has played an integral role in Agrément Certification since the BBA was formed 50 years ago. It implements a wide range of bespoke and individual assessments, covering 40 different product areas within the construction industry.