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SIPS@Clays Retains STA’s Top Accolade for 4th Consecutive Year

Published 18th August 2023

Photo: SIPS@Clays Retains STA’s Top Accolade for 4th Consecutive Year

After a robust assessment process by the Structural Timber Association’s accreditation team, we’re thrilled to have retained our STA Assure Gold membership status for the fourth year in succession.

The scheme offers reassurance to the self build and construction community that it’s members meet or exceed current legislation and regulatory requirements, together with providing confidence in the use of structural timber.

Structural Timber Association

Delivering excellence is the cornerstone of our company ethos and we have always been committed to providing a service that exceeds current legislation and regulatory requirements. We strive to provide our SIPs customers with a first class service in all areas of our business and this accolade reflects that.

As part of our membership of the STA and following a business management assessment to establish compliance to expected management controls in line with the STA Assure Scheme, our Quality Management Systems have been recognised as meeting the STA Assure Gold standard – the highest level of achievement.

The quality standard assessment covered factory production control systems; control of documented information; resources management; control processes; element realisation, design, engineering and development; control of non-conformance; purchasing; production and services provision; measurement, analysis and improvement.

As the largest UK trade association within the structural timber sector, the STA works hard to enhance quality and drive product innovation through technical guidance. As part of this, the STA has reached agreement with the NHBC, who will now accept STA Assure Gold members as compliant with Chapter 6.2 of NHBC's assessment processes for timber structures, without the need for further review or completing a HB2445 form.

Seven other industry leading structural warranty and building control bodies also formally recognise the scheme: LABC Warranty, Premier Guarantee, Protek Warranty, Build-Zone Warranty, Self-Build Zone Warranty, BuildStore BuildCare Warranty and ABC+ which adds a further layer of reassurance for self builders and members of the construction community.

“We are delighted to have achieved the STA Assure Gold accreditation and to be able to further demonstrate our commitment to self-builders, construction professionals and the wider construction industry."

Ian Clay, Partner, SIPS@Clays

Ian continued: “We dedicate a lot of time ensuring that our procedures allow us to provide the very best service across the board and this award, together with the retention of ISO9001 accreditation, BBA Certification and membership of recognised industry bodies, will give our customers reassurance that SIPS@Clays is a leader in the delivery of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) and also within the structural timber sector as a whole.

“As SIPS@Clays continues to grow and the popularity of SIPs and timber construction flourishes, accreditations such as this and our strict adherence to industry standards, will set us apart from our competitors and further establish us as the foremost SIPs supplier in the UK.”

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