Accreditation and membership of professional bodies ensures involvement in the cutting edge of all of our test areas.
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the UK national accreditation body responsible for assessing and accrediting the competence of measurement, testing, inspection and certification of laboratory systems, products and personnel.
Subject to its stringent requirements, UKAS accredited laboratories are authorised to issue formal reports for specific types of measurement and tests. The Building Test Centre hold UKAS accreditation (No. 0296) for a wide range of BS, EN, ASTM and ISO test methods, which means that test reports issued by the Building Test Centre carry the same weight as those from other accredited test houses.
The test centre is a founder member of Fire Test Study Group (F.T.S.G) which draws its membership from the UK laboratories which undertake fire tests primarily for building control purposes. The main aims of the group are to improve the quality of fire testing services, and achieve a common interpretation of all relevant standard test methods. The laboratory conducts all fire assessments strictly in accordance with FTSG Resolution 82:2001.
The test centre encourages its staff to become corporate members of the institute and requires all new staff joining the acoustic team to attend the Institute of Acoustics Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control course. The BTC abides by the institutes code of conduct in all matters relating to acoustic consultancy.