Building Safety Update – Construction Products

Experts are encouraged to apply to join the register of pre-approved specialists from whom the Office for Product Safety and Standards

The Building Safety Act 2022 (applicable to England and Wales) introduces the most significant changes for the construction industry in the past four decades and transforms how tall buildings/structures are designed, constructed, and managed following the Grenfell Tower disaster in June 2017.

The Construction Products Association (CPA) has published two papers for its members and the wider construction industry:


The Code for Construction Product Information – first construction products achieve verification

The first construction products in the UK to achieve verification with the Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) were highlighted at a celebration event on 4 September. 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)


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 voestapline Metsec plc.

Companies of different sizes, manufacturing all different types of construction products, are registering and working through the process every month.

More information can be found here.

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