Code for Construction
Product Information

The aim of the Code for Construction Product information (CCPI) is to raise standards in construction product information and move the industry to a place where product information is clear, accurate, accessible, up-to-date and unambiguous

Whether written in a brochure, a presentation, on a website or social media, the CCPI will help to provide greater confidence for users of product information when making decisions about specifying or installing CCPI assessed products. 

There are two separate Codes – one for Manufacturers and the other for Merchants & Distributors. For Manufacturers 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.

For Merchants & Distributors there is a four-clause Code of the CCPI (see below for more information) covering a range of responsibilities, including requirements to have audit trails for all product information, documented sign-off process, and have a company policy in place to promote the Manufacturers CCPI to its suppliers 

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 products that conform to CCPI. 

The CCPI will provide:

  • Independent third-party assessment through a ‘trust and approve’ process, 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 helping to give specifiers, clients and more confidence regarding the information provided on the construction products they select. 

  • A focus on culture, leadership and ethics, CCPI will help to build more confidence, and support an environment for healthy challenge within organisations encouraging the publication and use of product information that is clear, accurate, accessible, up-to-date and unambiguous. 

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.

Register Interest

How the codes work

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Manufacturers, Merchants and Distributors will undertake an online organisation assessment to review 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 conformance to the eleven clauses for Manufacturers or four clauses for Merchants and Distributors of the CCPI will be submitted and assessed  to establish if they meet the minimum requirements and standards of the CCPI.

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When the Manufacturer's product sets successfully completes the assessment processes to prove conformance with the CCPI, then a unique numbered, time-limited licenced mark will be awarded to demonstrate that the ‘Product Information’ provided by that company for that product set conforms with the relevant clauses of CCPI 

For Merchants and Distributors, they will receive a company-wide mark that can be displayed on their website, brochures, social media, etc.  

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Each mark will be valid for two years. If a Manufacturer makes significant changes to how Product Information is managed for assessed product sets, and/or actual or potential product safety issues occur, there will be a requirement to inform the CCPI.  

Depending on the significance of the change, there may be a need to re-assess the product/set which could result in an additional charge. 


How much will it cost?

For Manufacturers: 

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

There are two fees for CCPI Assessment: 

  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). 

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 <£5m to very large companies with turnover >£100m. 

Company Size

Turnover

Organisation Assessment Fee

Micro/Small

£0 to £5m

£1,850

Medium

£5m to £50m

£3,350

Large

£50 to £100m

£4,750

Very Large

Over £100m

£6,250

The organisation will also be issued an Organisation Assessment Narrative report which highlights good practice and areas for improvement – the report should form part of your Product Information Continuous Improvement Plan. Any improvements required will need to be completed within 3 to 6 months. The organisation will re-submit their Organisation Assessment, triggering a re-assessment process. Please note that re-assessment incurs a small additional fee.  

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

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

Product Set Submission ‘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 two types of products – those with formal safety critical properties* or general construction products. 

*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 by phone to 020 3764 1941, or via email to enquiries@cpicode.org.uk

 

EXAMPLE

ORGANISATION ASSESSMENT FEE

PRODUCT SET ASSESSMENT FEE

Small company; 1 set with 25 products; General construction

£1,750

£1,100

Medium company; 3 sets with 51-100 products; Safety critical

£3,000

£3,600

Large company; 1 product set with 9 system variations; safety Critical

£4,250

£1,250

Very large company; 2 sets with 200 products; General Construction

£5,500

£2,100

Merchant and Distributor Fee:

TURNOVER 

REGISTRATION / ORGANISATION
ASSESSMENT FEE FOR 2 YEARS 
 

£0 to £3.99m​ 

£3,000 

£4m to £99m 

£5,500 

£100m to £249m​ 

£6,500 

£250m to £499m​ 

£8,000 

£500m to £949m​ 

£9,500 

Over £950m ​ 

£12,000 

 

Supporter Fee:

There is a £950 annual registration and admin fee for Supporters, as of 1st April 2024. 

 

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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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