BOPAS - The benefits of accreditation - PBC Today

  • Date: 10/01/2019

The Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme offers designers, manufacturers and constructors, as well as lenders and, ultimately, buyers confidence in Modern Methods of Construction.

Formed of two separate assessments – a durability and maintenance assessment of the building product or technology and a process accreditation of the organisation itself – the Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS) is an accreditation for designers, manufacturers and constructors who are involved in offsite manufacture of systems and products.

But it’s not just for the manufacturers, designers and constructors. The BOPAS scheme also benefits other stakeholders such as property owners and developers, as well as the lending community, valuers and property surveyors.

For property owners and developers, it presents evidence to lenders that their developments will or have been designed, manufactured and constructed by BOPAS-accredited organisations in accordance with an accredited design system.

It also provides transparency as to the construction system via the BOPAS website, giving links to manufacturers’ technical information and literature. The owner can also be assured that the accredited construction technology, system or product will be mortgageable for at least 60 years (two mortgage terms).

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