Six of the A. Proctor Group products were certified by the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) in June 2018. Roofshield breather membrane, Procheck Adapt® variable-permeability VCL, and the range of Spacetherm® aerogel insulation laminates (Wallboard, Multi, Directfix and Wall Liner) were all accepted and added to LABC’s on-line database of Registered Details.
The six products join the A. Proctor Group’s Wraptite® self-adhering air barrier, which had been previously approved by LABC Warranty, following its certification last December by Premier Guarantee.
LABC Registered Details is the only certification scheme of its kind that is recognised by all UK local building authorities. Products that go through the registration process and are accepted demonstrate compliance with building regulations and standards across England, Scotland and Wales.
According to the LABC, the benefits of Registration include providing confidence to the industry on the suitability and performance of construction materials, increasing exposure and marketability by featuring approved products in an on-line database and, most importantly, simplifying the building control process by making the route to acceptance easier, faster and cheaper.
Regional Sales Manager, Mark Lambourn, is optimistic about the effect LABC recognition will have, particularly for his customers in the domestic market.
“Third-party accreditation is something the A. Proctor Group has always worked hard to get for our products,” he says, “because it makes life easy for our clients.”
Lambourn believes the industry’s high-regard for the LABC, and the effect LABC certification will have on streamlining the building control process, are the two biggest benefits of LABC Registered Detail certification.