BBA Certification awarded to Chimney Sheep
Cumbrian company #ChimneySheep Ltd has been awarded with a #BBA Agrément Certificate at this year’s #Futurebuild Show in London. The credible certification has required years of rigorous product testing on the eco friendly chimney draught excluder and makes it the only chimney draught excluder on the market to have BBA approval.
The Chimney Sheep is a removable chimney #draughtexcluder made of felted Herdwick wool and blocks 94% of airflow, resulting in reduced energy waste. Being made of wool the product is naturally breathable, sustainable and environmentally friendly. With the BBA Agrément Certificate, The Chimney Sheep will now be recognised by building control, government departments, specifiers, and insurers as meeting the BBA's standards of quality, safety and reliability; providing them with reassurance of the product's fitness for purpose.
Seen throughout the world as a credible industry body and known to be independent, rigorous and trusted, the BBA certification is awarded only after a product has passed a series of comprehensive assessments. The Chimney Sheep has been through numerous laboratory tests, on-site evaluations, quality management checks and product inspections, over several years, passing all the assessments to gain the award.
Commenting on the BBA award, founder of Chimney Sheep, Sally Phillips stated: ‘This has been a culmination of five years’ works and is such a huge achievement for us. The BBA certification will open us up to lots of opportunities as it will demonstrate to the market place that the Chimney Sheep is both safe and fit for purpose. I really believe that this marks the beginning of the next stage of the business by making the product more mainstream and hopefully allowing us to be incorporated not just into consumer homes but also as part of corporate eco obligations.’
Wendy Ajuwon, head of marketing at the BBA, also commented: ‘The BBA is very pleased that we could help Chimney Sweep achieve certification for its new innovation. At the BBA we are passionate about helping companies grow their technologies and helping them gain market acceptance, and as such look forward to the continued success of Chimney Sheep.’
Now awarded, a regular six monthly inspection by a BBA Management Systems Auditor is carried out to maintain the Chimney Sheep’s Certificate’s validity.