Code for Construction
Product Information

The Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) will help organisations drive higher standards in the presentation of construction product information, prioritising building safety. 

Whether written in a brochure, a presentation, on a website or social media, the CCPI will seek to provide assurance that users of product information have the necessary facts when making decisions about specifying or installing their verified products.

There are eleven Clauses of the CCPI (see below for more information) which cover a wide range of matters from responsibility for product information, to accuracy of and clarity of performance claims made, general information and competency. The objective of the Code is that any claim made about a Construction Product must be substantiated by appropriate, clear, and unambiguous evidence.

The CCPI is built around these five ‘acid tests’ - product information must be Clear, Accurate, Up-to-date, Accessible and Unambiguous.

The aim is that clients, specifiers and users will insist on only working with CCPI compliant products.

The CCPI will assure:

  • Independent and robust verification, working to build more confidence with the public and external stakeholders and setting the market for UK construction products ahead of others.

  • Participating companies will benefit fundamentally from organising their systems and processes in relation to product information – supporting compliance with anticipated new regulatory requirements and giving specifiers, clients and more assurance regarding the information provided on the performance and use of the construction products they select.

  • A focus on culture, leadership and ethics, CCPI will build more confidence, and support an environment for healthy challenge within organisations regarding product performance and safety helping to generate product information that is reliable and correctly stated.

As the Building Safety Regulator and National Regulator for Construction Products (NRCP) get established, CCPI is an effective way to help the industry demonstrate it is up to the challenge and responding to the issues being raised.

PLEASE NOTE: THE PROCESS AND INFORMATION DETAILED HERE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL 'GO LIVE' IN EARLY 2022.

Register Interest

How the code will work

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Organisations will undertake an online organisation assessment to validate leadership and culture of the organisation and their commitment to the ethos of the CCPI

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Evidence and information to support the organisation's compliance to the eleven clauses of the CCPI will be submitted, assessed and independently verified to establish if they meet the standards of the CCPI

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When the organisation's brand/or product sets successfully completes the verification processes to prove compliance with the CCPI, then a unique numbered, time-limited licenced mark will be awarded to demonstrate that the ‘Product Information’ provided by that company is compliant with the CCPI

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The initial licenced mark will be valid for two years. If there are changes to how Product Information is managed for verified product sets, and/or actual or potential product safety issues, there will be a requirement to inform the CCPI. Depending on the significance of the change, there may be a need to re-verify the product/set which could result in an additional charge.


How much will it cost?

Before commencing the five steps of verification, the organisation enters preliminary information to determine the organisation assessment fee to be paid.

There are two fees for CCPI Verification:

  1. Registration and Organisation Assessment Fee is based on organisation turnover and cover step 1 (Leadership and Culture Survey); step 2 (Management Systems); and step 3 (Organisation Assessment)- Leadership and Culture Survey, Management Systems and Organisation Assessment.

The Registration and Organisation Assessment Fee is renewed every two years, with an annual self-declared update.

There are four levels of fees from micro/small company with a turnover of <£1m to very large companies with turnover >£100m.

Company Size

Turnover

Organisation Assessment Fee

Micro/Small

£0 to £5m

£1,750

Medium

£5m to £50m

£3,000

Large

£50 to £100m

£4,250

Very Large

Over £100m

£5,500

The organisation will also be issued an Organisation Assessment report which highlights good practice and areas for improvement – the report can inform a continuous improvement plan for your Product Information Continuous Improvement Plan.

 2. Product Set Verification Fee is based on the number of product sets submitted, the number of products in the sets and the type of products included. The fee covers steps 4 (Product Set Submission) and step 5 (Product Set Verification).

Multiple product sets can be submitted at the same time with a discount applied.

Product Set Verification ‘opens’ on successful completion of the Organisation Assessment.

In general, a grouping of products with a similar function and certification or a system of products will be considered a product set - see FAQ's for more detail.

There are three types of products – those with formal safety critical properties*, general construction products and products from SMEs (where they are not safety critical).

*Product with formal safety critical properties – e.g. structural products or fire safety products - see FAQ's for more detail.

If you are unsure about product sets or whether your products are considered safety critical, please contact us via email to enquiries@cpicode.org.uk

EXAMPLE

ORGANISATION ASSESSMENT FEE

VERIFICATION FEE

Small company; 1 set with 25 products; General construction

£1,750

£750

Medium company; 3 sets with 999 products; Safety critical

£3,000

£8,200

Large company; 1 product set with 450 products; Safety critical

£4,250

£5,200

Very large company; 2 sets with 700 products; General construction

£5,500

£5,000

 

 

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  • Independent certification is most important
    in order to cut through the marketing hype

  • As a qualified fire engineer, I must be confident about the performance of materials, products and systems in the context of fire safety design, where I am involved in the design, specification, approval and commissioning
  • When selecting a product, accurate information and indication that products are certified are critical
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