Product code of practice to force manufacturers to verify claims

New guidelines require back up for construction claims

A new code of practice will force manufacturers to provide evidence to support claims made about their construction products.

The draft Code for Construction Product Information has been developed under the leadership of the Construction Products Association, and is designed for products installed in buildings or civil engineering works. It will require manufacturers to support claims of compliance with industry standards or certification schemes. Manufactures will also have to provide verifiable information to support any claims about the product.

The code was developed in response to the issues raised in Dame Judith Hackitt’s report Building a Safer Future, which confirmed radical change was needed for construction products, particularly in the areas of testing, information and marketing.