Knauf Insulation has received British Board of Agrément (BBA) U-value competency status, for assessing and monitoring U-value and condensation risk calculation competency.
One of the first applicants to receive the status, Knauf Insulation has successfully demonstrated the appropriate technical capability and in-house procedural controls to ensure its declared U-value calculations are accurate and reasonable by BBA standards within the industry.
The assessment is made of an individual’s competency for U-value calculations and condensation risk within the areas of masonry, steel and timber frame constructions. The scheme covers all elements of walls; external, basement and dormer cheeks, floors; ground supported, suspended, semi-exposed, exposed and basements along with roofs; flat, sloping and horizontal insulated ceilings.
The company’s Technical Advisory Centre team of dedicated ‘competent persons’ had to complete four separate and comprehensive stages, which included an initial screening, an office inspection, validation and conclusions, followed by issue of a Certificate to the Competent Person and ongoing surveillance.
“The competency status is extremely important for the industry to ensure that U-value calculations are consistent from one project to another and from one supplier to another. With changes to Part L and strict Building Regulations to adhere to, this industry status has now provided a framework for only competent persons (who meet the scheme’s requirements) to ensure the accuracy of all calculations carried out under the scheme – giving greater assurance to specifiers and contractors alike,” explains David Khan, technical product manager at Knauf Insulation.
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