The below article may be focused around offsite technologies but I am aware of a number of SME manufacturers throughout the building products arena who find it confusing and long-winded when taking a new product to market.

In short, insurance and testing body Lucideon has published a free report breaking down how construction material manufacturers can enter markets and the rubber stamps required.  Just follow the below link to download a copy.

Pressure is on the industry, be this through EU directives or the fall out of the Dame Judith Hackitt report.  By coincidence I / we at Collingwood have worked with a couple of such certification organisations and so appreciate the depth of analysis they go into.  I also appreciate it can be a minefield finding such a partner, given the amount of larger and independent bodies that are out there.