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DHF supports newly-launched Code for Construction Product information pack

DHF, a member of Construction Products Association (CPA), is pleased to voice its support for the upcoming Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI). CPA has just launched the Code in a bid to drive higher standards in the presentation of construction product information in the manufacturing industry.

The new Code, viewed by DHF as an important part of the many initiatives emanating from the Grenfell Tower enquiry, promotes urgent positive culture and behavioural change in the approach and management of product information by the construction product manufacturing industry. It offers manufacturers the opportunity to demonstrate a progressive approach through their willingness to provide assurance for their product information, and recognition for their efforts to prioritise product safety.

The Code has eleven clauses covering critical aspects from responsibility for product information to transparency of information regarding performance, proof of stated claims and general information and competency. In support of the Code, CPA has issued guidance and a ‘Preparing for the Code’ information pack to aid members of the manufacturing industry with the transition.

“The issue of the ‘Code for Construction Product Information’ (CCPI) has been frequently raised at DHF meetings, and therefore, we are very pleased that this initiative has now been published,” explains DHF’s General Manager, Michael Skelding. 

The Code aims to ensure that unscrupulous marketing practices and the provision of misleading product information becomes a ‘thing of the past’, and that those using products in the construction and maintenance of buildings – for example, specifiers, architects, consultants and contractors, as well as the ultimate end users of the building – can trust the information provided by manufacturers when making design decisions, installing and using and maintaining verified products.  Manufacturers of construction products who choose to sign up to the Code are agreeing to abide by its clauses to give confidence to those in the supply chain using their product information, that it is clear, accurate, up-to-date, accessible, and unambiguous.

“This is definitely a ‘step in the right direction’ in moving away from inaccurate product information being presented to customers, architect and specifiers and instilling integrity back into the industry,” continues Michael.   “This initiative complements our long-standing advocacy of third-party certification for fire-resisting doorsets.  In practice, it will be much easier to comply with CCPI if the products concerned are certified.”

Further information about the Code can be accessed here:


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