Strategic partnership

The British Board of Agrément and Barbour Product Search have formed a strategic partnership to assist companies wishing to develop sustainable product development practices.

A key focus of the partnership between the product certification organisation and the online product directory is a dedicated Testing and Certification Knowledge Hub accessible to all users of Barbour Product Search throughout the construction supply chain.

This will raise awareness of the benefits of testing and certification and share valuable industry insights, forecasts and trends provided by BBA technical experts.

Both organisations believe the collaboration will support the drive to improve quality and safety in the construction industry by embedding product testing and certification information into Barbour Product Search, with easy reference for building designers, specifiers, contractors and manufacturers.

The announcement also chimes with the government’s recently launched Construction Playbook, which places greater focus on building positive relationships between project leads and industry; the BBA and Barbour Product Search believe their alliance demonstrates industry leaders working together to the benefit of the entire supply chain.

BBA spokesman Peter Webbon said: “We are focused on delivering true value for the good of the entire industry – and one way we’re doing that is through working together with partners who share that passion. We are delighted to partner with organisations like Barbour Product Search to help businesses who are serious about product quality and want to establish market confidence in their products and systems while complying with building regulations and legislation.”

Simon Rhodes, commercial director of Barbour Product Search, said: “Thousands of specifiers and installers use Barbour Product Search daily to gather information and inspiration for their projects, so we want them to have the most accurate information relating to product performance.”