Advisory organisations with expertise on building materials on BUILDING DESIGN. Helping you get the best advice for your project.
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  • Brick Development Association (BDA)
    The BDA represents the United Kingdom and Ireland’s clay brick and paver manufacturers. Its role is to promote the use of clay bricks and pavers for construction projects. The BDA provides design advice, technical papers and a range of publications and papers for designers, builders and property owners interested in using brick for their projects....
  • British Ceramic Confederation (BCC)
    The British Ceramic Confederation represents the collective interests of all sectors of the UK ceramics manufacturing industry. Its members produce: domestic and commercial tableware and giftware floor and wall tiles sanitaryware bricks clay roof tiles, clay pipes and land drains industrial ceramics and refractories The BCC aims to safeguard the...
  • British Precast Concrete Federation (BPCF)
    British Precast Concrete Federation (BPCF) is the trade body for the UK precast concrete products industry. The main aims of the federation are to promote precast concrete in the construction market and to disseminate information, through a range of industry representation and by shared knowledge, to add value to its member companies....
  • Cement Admixtures Association (CAA)
    CAA promotes the use of admixtures in concrete, mortar and grout, and aims to encourage their wider use within the building and civil engineering industries. Members include companies involved in the development, manufacture and supply of admixtures in the UK, as well as suppliers of raw materials, dispensing equipment and test houses. The CAA is...
  • Cementitious Slag Makers Association (CSMA)
    CSMA promotes the use of ground granulated blast furnace slag in the UK. Its activities include: • technical input into British and European Standards • co-ordination and dissemination of research and development • advice on existing and potential applications • representing views of member companies to Government...
  • Concrete Block Association (CBA)
    CBA represents manufacturers of aggregate concrete building block in the UK. It has an ongoing programme of product development, research and testing, and aims to develop new design and construction solutions....
  • Concrete Centre
    The Concrete Centre is the central development organisation for the UK concrete industry. Its aim is to enable all those involved in the design, use and performance of concrete to realise the full potential of concrete. The Concrete Centre is part of the Mineral Products Association, the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement...
  • Concrete Society
    Members of The Concrete Society exchange information and experience in order to enhance the performance, productivity and quality of concrete as a construction medium. Its members collaborate to produce and disseminate reports, recommendations and practical guidance....
  • Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA)
    DSWA promotes dry stone walling and encourages the repair and maintenance of dry stone walls throughout the UK. It operates a register of certified contractors and runs a nationally accredited craftsman certification scheme, run in conjunction with Lantra Awards....
  • Gypsum Products Development Association (GPDA)
    GPDA represents manufacturers of gypsum products in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. It encourages and develops the understanding of gypsum-based building products and pioneers new applications. It also provides advice on environmental matters, energy conservation and health and safety....
  • Structural Precast Association (SPA)
    ASPA members produce a wide range of structural precast components which can form parts of buildings, infrastructure projects, landscape, or sculptures. As a product association, ASPA aims to raise the profile of the industry and provide specifiers with relevant information and technical support. ACA and SPA become ASPA In 2014, The Architectural...
  • Timber Research & Development Association (TRADA)
    TRADA provides information on the specification and use of timber and wood products. It operates on-going research programmes, offering an extensive collection of printed materials and training courses. It has a diverse membership comprising companies and individuals from across the wood supply chain, from producers, merchants and manufacturers...
  • Timber Trade Federation (TTF)
    TTF promotes the use of wood through industry representation and business support for its members. It is regularly consulted by government and sister organisations on issues affecting the wood industry. Member companies are required to satisfy strict criteria previous to joining....
  • United Kingdom Cast Stone Association (UKCSA)
    UKCSA represents manufacturers of cast stone. It establishes and maintains high standards of product quality and promotes the merits of cast stone to the market. UKCSA sets high performance standards supported by rigorous testing and quality control. All members must go through a strict vetting procedure....
  • Wood Panel Industries Federation (WPIF)
    WPIF represents manufacturers of wood chipboard, oriented strand board (OSB) and medium density fibreboard (MDF) in the UK....