Independent Third Party Product Certification

What is a BuildCert Approval?

Who are BuildCert?

BuildCert is a Product Testing and Certification program for plumbing products. Based in the UK, with over 75 years’ experience of water supply, we put our knowledge of plumbing systems to use for you, by examining, testing and certifying water fittings. Our independent checks ensure that when you buy BuildCert Approved products, you can do so with peace of mind.

What checks are carried out?

BuildCert carries out a tests on representative samples of the products and then checks that manufacturers and suppliers have quality systems in place to ensure that every item is made to the same high quality.

UKAS Accreditation

BuildCert is an NSF program. The NSF laboratory in Wales is a UKAS Accredited organisation. UKAS Accreditation ensures that BuildCert certification is independent and trustworthy. A full copy of our UKAS Schedule can be accessed on the UKAS website, or click here (pdf).

Using BuildCert

A list of BuildCert approved products can be found here, or

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Why BuildCert? BuildCert is a product certification program. We provide independent, , third party, product certification of plumbing products to national and international standards and criteria. Our goal is to provide certification services that meet your regulatory and marketing needs, while eliminating much of the bureaucracy and high cost that is often associated with product certification.

Opening Markets in the UK, Europe and the World BuildCert certification has worldwide recognition via NSF’s accredited lab for UKAS Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17065 (Conformity assessment “ Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services). BuildCert can certify testing to UK Standards for plumbing products and to the requirements of the UK Building Regulations. BuildCert can also help you to access North American markets through NSF.

Proven Quality BuildCert enables you to differentiate your products from the competition. Your BuildCert approval means that your products have been independently tested and approved as being fit for their intended use. BuildCert certification gives your customers the reassurance that the products they are buying are of a good, consistent quality. Reference to BuildCert certification in your sales material proves that the products you are selling are as good as you say they are.

Bringing Users and Suppliers Closer Together BuildCert has developed a number of Schemes such as the TMV and CIA by bringing together manufacturing sectors and user groups to write specifications that set minimum standards that users can specify and manufacturers can provide. These schemes have ensured that products are fit for purpose and foster a trust between buyers and sellers.

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TMV2 Approval Scheme

Approved Document G - Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency (2009 Edition) of the Building Regulations in England and Wales requires that the hot water outlet ......

TMV3 Approval Scheme

TMV3 approval is for the Healthcare and Commercial thermostatic sector and uses the NHS specification D 08 as a basis for the thermostatic valves performance testing......

The Distribution Tempering Control valve Scheme (DTC)

With the proliferation of storing water at high water temperatures i.e. above 60 ℃ or having a storage vessel capable of storing hot water at a temperature exceeding ....

Chemical Inhibitor Approval Scheme (CIAS)

The longevity and efficiency of water heating primary circuits and boilers, including central heating systems, can be greatly improved by the use of chemical water treatment......

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Additional Information


For further information about the BuildCert certification scheme please contact:

Paul Taylor - BuildCert General Manager

BuildCert Ltd 30 Fern Close Pen-y-fan Industrial Estate Oakdale Gwent NP11 3EH

+44 (0) 1495 236 267

+44 (0) 1495 249 234