Construction Products (FPC)
UKCA Marking of Construction Products – Factory Production Control
As Approved Body 0338, BTTG® is accredited for System 2+ and System 1
Under the UK's Construction Products Regulations (the UK CPR) 305/2011, manufacturers of System 2+, System 1 and System 1+ Construction Products must have their production control assessed and approved by an Approved Body, appointed as a Factory Production Control Certification Body (System 2+) or a Product Certification Body (System 1 and 1+).
BTTG®, Approved Body 0338, is accredited for Factory Production Control certification (System 2+) for Geosynthetics and Membranes, and is accredited for Product Certification (System 1) for Floorings, including carpets and Wallcoverings.
The FPC process
The manufacturer should provide BTTG® with its factory production control documentation. We will then inspect the production sites and where required by the product type, laboratories, design offices etc. For System 1, our auditors will take samples of the product, and will arrange for the initial type-testing in BTTG®'s laboratories. Once the manufacturer has demonstrated, through this sampling exercise, that the system can produce products which conforms with the declared essential characteristics of the original model, BTTG® can then issue a Certificate of "Conformity of Factory Production Control" (System 2+) or ‘Certificate of Constancy of Performance’ for the product family or products.
The Certificate is issued without an expiry date, and is valid for as long as the system continues to comply and the manufacturer produces the product. BTTG®, as an Approved Body, must continue to monitor the FPC system by carrying out surveillance audits, generally once per year.
Certificates for additional products can be issued, covered by the same FPC approval, with suitable additional testing (if required) and a declaration of performance.
BTTG® Auditing services
BTTG® auditors are trained to the principles of ISO 9001 and have many years’ experience of auditing Construction Products, they cover the globe from our bases in the United Kingdom, Ireland, China and India. Manufacturers in Europe, Asia, and North America may rely upon our professional auditing staff to deliver product specific, high-quality auditing, to internationally renowned quality management auditing standards.
For manufacturers of flooring for marine use, our auditors can often combine the UK CPR FPC audit with a UK Marine Equipment Directive Module D audit, providing a cost-effective solution for manufacturers targeting both markets.
BTTG®, through our Ireland and UK based auditors, can also provide ISO 9001 certification, and can usually conduct a UK CPR FPC audit alongside the ISO 9001 audit. This allows a manufacturer to gain Quality Management Systems approval at the same time as fulfilling their regulatory obligations (see here for our ISO 9001 information).