We provide the expertise to help you deliver products productively, sustainably and responsibly for use in engineered buildings, communities, and infrastructure that shape the future for a better world.
Helping you meet the product manufacturing industry challenges
- Reducing risk
- Demonstrating compliance
- Achieving greater efficiency with increased quality
We offer solutions for every stage of the product manufacturing lifecycle
From world class standards to rigorous testing, specialist advice to advanced digital tools and high impact learning, BRE takes a collaborative approach tailored to each product manufacturer’s needs.
Trusted expertise you can build on.
Certification and verification of product performance
BRE demonstrates integrity and conformity through numerous marks and schemes; CE marking, ETAs, Loss Prevention Standards, Environmental Technology Verifications and Environmental Product Declarations assured by LPCB and BRE Global.
Product and building systems testing
With unique facilities BRE is equipped to help manufacturers with all manner of product testing from smalls electrical through to the structural integrity of Olympic stadia. BRE testing – whether standard or bespoke – covers R&D, design and remedial aspects and includes: Fire (resistance to fire, reaction to fire, suppression systems, fire detection and electronic testing), Security (physical and electronic) lighting, HVAC, wind engineering, acoustics, airtightness, indoor and outdoor environments. Testing is undertaken at our world-renowned facilities on one site providing cost and time efficiencies.
Sustainable products and materials
With our extensive experience and knowledge of the environmental performance of building products and materials, we can advise you on specifying those that are both fit for purpose and able to improve sustainability. We have also developed standards and methodologies for responsible & ethical sourcing, life cycle assessment and certification of the environmental performance of building materials and components, and databases of products and services designed to help with their selection.
BIM – software and services
Clear, accurate and complete information throughout design, construction and occupancy are key. Digital solutions from BRE help the supply chain reduce cost, lead times and errors whilst improving efficiency. Manufacturers can list standardised product data within DataBook – the new easy-to-use and free to list BIM data library. Architects and designers can specify by linking the data to BIM Objects. DataBook provides many benefits for all parties in the construction process.
BRE has hundreds of product and services across the whole lifecycle stage of the built environment. See our full list of products and services
Certification of homes, buildings, communities and infrastructure
Sustainability – certification of buildings, communities & infrastructure
BREEAM; the trusted mark of sustainability in over 70 countries around the world. Empowering those who commission, design, construct and manage buildings, infrastructure and communities to achieve their sustainability goals.
Sustainability – certification of infrastructure
The sustainability assessment, rating and awards scheme for civil engineering. Promoting and celebrating the achievement of high environmental and social performance in civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping and public realm projects.
Sustainability – certification of homes
The Home Quality Mark (HQM) is the badge of a better home. Enabling house builders to showcase the quality of their homes, and to distinguish them from other houses on the market.
Across the whole of the product manufacturing lifecycle
A platform for industry improvement to deliver excellence. Providing expertise knowledge shared through clients, industry and users through collaborative working.
Knowledge, training, career development
The BRE Academy is the leading training provider for the built environment. The go-to online & classroom training, knowledge & expertise centre.
Testing building systems and materials
We pride ourselves on being able to provide the answer to virtually any construction-related testing question. Backed by an extraordinary range of test facilities, our experts test individual materials, products, building systems, engineering structures and whole buildings, using bespoke research tests and simulations.