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Building Envelope Technologies (BET), supported by Testing, Inspection, Certification & Compliance Services specialist Phenna Group, has acquired Build Check Ltd.

Posted in: Product Certification, Fenestration News

With headquarters based in Co. Wexford, Ireland, BET are market leaders in the Construction and Fenestration testing industry which compliment those of Build Check’s testing and certification services.


This forms part of the Phenna Group, whose aim is to invest in and partner with selected niche, independent TICC companies serving a variety of sectors, ensuring customers’ peace of mind by delivering first class assurance services. This is the fourth acquisition made by Phenna Group, since it was formed less than 12 months ago.

Reporting to Brian Shannon, MD of BET, David McKenna and Richard Bate, co- founders of Build Check, will continue in their current role alongside the company’s very experienced and skilled workforce.

“We’re really excited to join Building Envelope Technologies and become part of the broader Phenna Group.  The company has wide ranging experience in the TICC sector and has demonstrated a deep understanding of our business and the opportunities ahead.” commented David McKenna.

“From the start of our discussions with the Phenna team, it became very apparent they were experts in our market and understood our challenges, being an obvious and supportive partner for Build Check.” added Richard Bate.

Brian Shannon said: “All at BET are excited by Build Check joining our expanding team of professionals. Build Check will bring a high level of technical experience, a solid client base and the highest international level of ISO accreditation by UKAS. This is a key moment in the expansion of our overall growth plan and we really look forward to working with David, Richard and their team to grow and expand the business; exciting times lie ahead in Ireland and the UK.”

Paul Barry, Group CEO of Phenna Group said: “I’m delighted to support BET with the acquisition of Build Check Ltd. Brian has a very ambitious growth plan for BET, both in Ireland and in the UK and the addition of Build Check’s UKAS accredited and complimentary service portfolio will be instrumental in them achieving their goals. I welcome David, Richard and the Build Check team to the Group.”

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