British Gypsum first in the ‘Q’
British Gypsum has become the first internal linings supplier to be awarded the prestigious Q-Mark, the UK Timber Frame Association’s new quality assurance scheme for suppliers to the timber frame industry.
The Q-Mark, set to become a mandatory requirement for all suppliers to UKTFA timber frame manufacturers, provides certification that holders operate to recognised quality and environmental standards, have demonstrated excellence in Health and Safety, and have products and systems that comply fully with Building Regulation requirements and British/European Standards.
The Q-Mark scheme has been introduced to increase confidence throughout the timber frame industry and its customers, at a time when the timber frame market is growing strongly. Incorporation of suppliers, like British Gypsum, is the final stage of integration for the scheme, which now includes every aspect of the business, from initial design through to erection on site.
Matthew Scott, British Gypsum’s Residential Market Development Manager, believes that the award comes at a crucial time, as the company is expanding into the residential offsite manufacturing market through its new Glasroc Rigidur H gypsum fibre board product. “Fabricators and other timber frame companies will now be assured when they see the Q-Mark on our literature, that we meet key criteria like ISO 9000: 2000 quality management, are pursuing ISO 14001 environmental management standards, and that our products meet the performance standards they require”.