BBA launches competent person scheme for solid wall installers

The BBA has launched a competent person self-certification scheme for the installation of solid wall insulation. Recognised by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), the scheme covers the installation of internal, external and hybrid insulation systems and is an excellent complement to the BBA’s many Agrément Certificates for solid wall insulation systems.

The scheme will mean installers can self-certify that their work complies with Building Regulations without the need for a separate assessment by Building Control.

The BBA will issue a certificate to the installer’s customer and advise the relevant Local Authority that the work has taken place.

Being part of the scheme means installers can:

  • Save time through not having to notify local authorities prior to commencement or completion of their work, BBA will notify after completion
  • Save money as they don’t have to pay a local council or an approved building inspector to check their work
  • Win more business as they can charge their clients lower prices as there are no building control fees to pay

Membership is voluntary – installers can still use Local Authority Building Control and building inspectors if preferred.

Registering for the BBA’s Competent Person Scheme
As part of the CPS installers are assessed to ensure they meet the level of competence required before they’re registered.

Once registered there will be ongoing inspections of their work to make sure the required standards are met. If you become a registered installer and you are also certified by the BBA under the Green Deal for either external wall insulation, internal wall insulation or hybrid wall insulation, then the assessment of competence and ongoing surveillance is already undertaken by the BBA and no additional inspection is required.

The only additional cost is an annual registration fee to cover membership of the scheme and a small charge for each job self-certified by you and registered through us as Building Regulations compliant.

As a BBA CPS registered installer you will need to abide by the rules of the scheme as required by Government and the BBA, including providing a guarantee acceptable to the BBA for all work carried out under the CPS.

If you would like to join the scheme, or would like more details, simply contact us by e-mailing cps(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) or call us on 01923 665 300 for an application form.