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Construction products or small assemblies are normally best covered by the versatile SCI Assessed scheme. Complete residential building systems (e.g. light steel framing or modular systems) may be better served the SCI/NHBC scheme. For products intended for the European market, CE marking is likely to be the most appropriate scheme. The table below outlines different assessment schemes and their key features.

Summary of SCI Assessment services

  Key features
SCI Assessed logo - SCI: Which assessment scheme - Ascot, UK
SCI Assessed
  • All sectors of construction
  • For products and product assemblies; technical data and design tools
  • Flexible scope tailored to client needs
  • Technical performance assessment and derivation
  • Applicable internationally
NHBC logo - SCI: Which assessment scheme - Ascot, UK
SCI/NHBC
  • Residential sector only
  • Applicable in UK
  • Light steel framing systems
  • Walls and floors only
  • Compliance with NHBC Standards Chapter 6.10
CE Mark - SCI: Which assessment scheme - Ascot, UK
CE Marking