The first construction products in the UK to achieve verification with the Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) were highlighted at a celebration event yesterday in Central London. A variety of manufactured construction products, materials and systems achieved CCPI verification. They are listed below. These will become the first products on the market to carry the CCPI mark, helping to give confidence to product users that the product information for these products is clear, accurate, accessible, up-to-date, and unambiguous.
- DriTherm® Glass Mineral Wool Cavity Slabs (Knauf Insulation)
- VJT Resin Injection Mortar (VJ Technology)
- Cavity Barrier (Tenmat)
- Masonry Support (ACS Steel)
- Easyboard, Versarend and Versaroc Products (Euroform)
- Non-loadbearing metal stud plasterboard partition systems, including shaft wall(British Gypsum)
- Dry lining steel framework for non-loadbearing partitioning, wall linings and ceiling solutions (voestalpine Metsec plc.)
- Single-Ply Roofing Systems (Sika)
The CCPI Assessment and Verification Event saw construction product manufacturers come together with other key stakeholders, to recognise their shared commitment to higher standards in building safety through higher standards in construction product information and product claims. Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review into Building Safety stimulated the development of the CCPI scheme to help drive improved product information management. Dame Judith joined the event and addressed manufacturers engaging in the process to mark their journey with CCPI towards verification of their products sets and welcomed those already achieving product sets verified against the Code.
To build on the first verified product sets announced today, more product sets are already in the verification pipeline and progressing well with expectation to come through the process and onto the market over the coming weeks and months. Companies who have passed the CCPI Organisational Assessment stage of the verification process and are now actively working on product sets in process are: ACS Stainless Steel, Axter, Bauder, British Gypsum, BTS Facades, CGL Systems Ltd, Euroform Products, Fire Protection Ltd, Knauf Insulation, Marley, PFC-Corofil, Recticel, Siderise, Sika, Soprema, Tenmat, Valcan, VJ Technology and voestalpine Metsec plc. More companies of different sizes, manufacturing all different types of construction products, are registering and working through the process every month.
The CCPI is playing a pivotal role in driving up standards in product information as the construction industry adapts to a new and improved building safety regime post-Grenfell.
Amanda Long, CCPI Chief Executive Officer, said: “The CCPI assessment and verification is a robust process looking not just at the product set information for verification but also the company culture and management systems to support a high standard of product information management. We are delighted to confirm the first product sets qualifying for the CCPI Mark which will now begin to be seen in the market. I hope this will inspire more manufacturers to start their journey towards product information verification against the CCPI. Next, we will see the demand-side seeking out CCPI verified products as we roll out our Supporters Offer and our Merchants and Distributors Code”.