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BOPAS Founders

BOPAS has been jointly developed by Buildoffsite, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Lloyd's Register and BLP Insurance (Building LifePlans Ltd), in consultation with the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) and the Building Societies Association (BSA).


UK based Buildoffsite promotes:

  • Increased use of offsite methods across all sectors of the UK construction market
  • Innovation in the development of offsite solutions
  • More effective promotion of business and project benefits by offsite solution suppliers
  • Improved understanding of the benefits of offsite solutions to clients and suppliers
  • Education and skills development in the use of offsite solutions
  • Debate, discussion and knowledge transfer relating to the use of offsite solutions.


The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is a global professional body promoting and enforcing the highest international standards in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. 

With offices covering the major political and financial centres of the world, their market presence means they’re ideally placed to influence policy and embed standards at a national level.

Working at a cross-governmental level, delivering a single, international standard that will support a safe and vibrant marketplace in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure, for the benefit of all.


Lloyd’s Register

Lloyd’s Register (LR) started out in 1760 as a marine classification society. Today, it’s one of the world's leading providers of professional services for engineering and technology – improving safety and increasing the performance of critical infrastructures for clients in over 75 countries worldwide.

Profits generated fund the Lloyd's Register Foundation, a charity which supports science and engineering-related research, education and public engagement. All of this helps LR stand by the purpose that drives the company every single day: Working together for a safer world.

In a world of increasing complexity – overloaded with data and opinion - LR becomes an experienced hand for their clients. Using its more than 250 years of experience in assurance, LR incorporates technology in its smart solutions, using engineers, assessors and technical experts to help deliver on a deep-rooted desire to drive better performance. After all, there are some things technology can't replace.

LR are well placed to deliver the BOPAS accredited scheme. More than 10 years ago they innovated new registration schemes for the gas, water, and electrical industries, helping provide assurance that service providers meet standards of performance.


BLP Insurance

BLP Insurance offers housing warranty insurance and commercial development latent defects insurance as well as life cycle assessments and durability design assessments for offsite construction. We have been providing construction insurance since 1999 and are owned by Thomas Miller - a world class insurance services business at the forefront of the insurance industry for over 130 years.

Want to know more about BOPAS Accreditation? Contact us, we'd be happy to help.

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