Trade Associations and research institutions do much to advance knowledge and innovation within the construction sector.  H+H is an active member of some of the most respected such organisations.

As a leading manufacturer within the construction industry we are pleased to support and contribute to organisations dedicated to promoting and maintaining standards with in the UK.

Below is a list of the organisations with which H+H is associated: 

The Aircrete Products Association (APA):

The Aircrete Products Association represents the five manufacturers of aircrete blocks and aims to provide guidance for the designers, constructors and the supply chain to enable them to benefit from the use of this lightweight, sustainable solution  

The British Precast Association:

The British Precast Association combines the expertise of over 60 manufacturers of precast concrete products.  The Association aims to improve the environmental performance of the industry as well as continuing to improve technical standards and health and safety practice. All members sign up to the British Precast Charter Membership Scheme, which includes signing both the Health and Safety and Sustainability Charters.  

British Board of Agrément (BBA):

BBA is recognised by architects, building planners, local authorities, contractors and inspectors as the leading impartial approval and certification body for construction products. Certificates are awarded to products that have passed a series of comprehensive assessments, tailored to the products under consideration and in line with building specification guidelines.  All H+H carry the relevant BBA certification, providing third-party assurance of quality and performance.

Builders Merchants Federation (BMF): 

The BMF represents the interests of the building materials distribution sector.  It is the active hub of merchant and supplier activity in the UK, working closely with allied industry groups and regulatory bodies such as trading standards and planning departments, to ensure that issues affecting member merchants and suppliers are tackled promptly and effectively.

Building Research Establishment (BRE): 

The BRE is a world-leading building science centre whose focus is to improve buildings and infrastructure through research and knowledge generation. Technical information and training is shared to a wide audience from students to professionals working within the Built Environment.

British Standards Institution (BSI): 

A global organisation defining technical and performance standards across industry sectors, BSI calls on the input of industry experts to compile relevant, rigorous and up-to-date standards.  H+H is happy to support its work and contribute on consultations whenever appropriate. 

Eurocode 6: Design of Masonry Structures comprises a body of standards produced on a European basis that have been adopted in the UK.  There is an online resource providing further information on the Eurocode and the national annexes relevant to the UK.  Regular training courses on Eurocode 6 are also available via this group.

International Masonry Society:

 The IMS is the Society with an international reputation in the field of masonry literature, the dissemination of research and current thinking, as well as the organising of meetings, seminars and symposia.