Workmanship, specifications, functions, and safety

AQF Building Materials Expertise

Poorly manufactured building materials can have severe consequences for the construction industry. Any defects have a direct impact on the quality and safety of the structures they are used in, with serious implications for revenue, customer satisfaction, and overall supply chain performance. It’s crucial that all factories, importers, and retailers involved in

AQF offers building material inspection services for all types of construction materials made of metal, plastic, glass and ceramics. The scope of our services includes a diverse range of products such as sanitary equipment, aluminium wall panels, CPVC pipes and fittings, granite counter tops, industrial valves, metal wires, galvanized steel wire strands, aluminium coils, ceramic tiles, extrusions, pre-fabricated doors, bricks, blocks, toilets, and water taps.

The workmanship, specifications, functions, and safety of your building materials are checked, along with their compliance with relevant standards as required by your product’s destination.

Building Materials Quality Control Approach


AQF technical engineers work closely with your team to customize one of our standard building material inspection checklists by incorporating the key risks and unique specifications of your product. AQF inspectors verify the quality of mass production based on your Acceptable Quality Limits (AQL), provide an overview of the finished goods’ quality, and highlight the key improvement areas for production. We also perform material function and quality tests, and assess compliance with your product’s specifications and reference samples.

Some tests on building materials require a controlled environment to properly certify their compliance with the standards and regulations of a destination country. Our AQF inspectors select items from the production batch and forward them to an accredited laboratory for processing.

AQF's extensive expertise in building material quality control and leading edge quality management software can provide even greater value to your organization. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to assist you and your suppliers to set up and manage a customized surveillance program and optimize the use of limited resources. We help you control key quality risks, monitor and analyze results and advise on corrective actions necessary for improvement.


Main Tests performed during an inspection of Building Materials

  • Function test
  • Adhesive test
  • Fatigue test
  • Safety test
  • Assembly &fitting test
  • Color shade check
  • Brightness check
  • Measurement check
  • Surface wash test
  • Loading test
  • Water resistance test
  • Water leakage test
  • Smell test 
  • Diagonals difference check  
  • Straightness of sides check
  • Surface flatness test
  • Bleach test
  • Pressure test
  • Wooden pallet moisture check
  • Permanent market test
  • Export carton drop test

Main tests on building materials performed in a laboratory

  • Lifetime performance
  • Strength
  • Chemical composition
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Tension test
  • Bend test
  • Steel strand test
  • Coating
  • Radiations
  • Ceramic plumbing fixtures
    ASME a112.19.2
  • EN 14411-2006 Ceramic Tile
AQF Benefits
Building material inspection
Building material supplier audit
AQL standard (ISO 2859-1)
Safety tests
Function tests
Conformity assessment
Building material checklists
Hardlines engineers
China, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Pakistan, Turkey and Greater Asia
Exceeds our expectations

What AQF has done exceeds our expectations. They try and work hard to provide good services and meet our expectations for all our Pre-shipment Inspections. Booking online gives us convenience and expertise, helping all of us to manage QC easily. We are looking forward to more professionalism that AQF brings in future!

Ariel, Quality Control manager assistant - Importer, USA
Our services
Product inspection
From US$298

Minimize import risks, save costs and time, and ensure quality to your final customers.

Supplier audit
From US$298

Evaluate suppliers' capabilities and responsible business practices based on international standards.

Lab Testing
Upon Quotation

Ensure your products comply with safety and regulatory requirements in your destination market.

From US$298

Manage Quality throughout the manufacturing cycle.

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Detailed and tailor-made. Discover how AQF assesses goods quality and safety when performing an inspection. Review an AQF sample report related to your product of interest.

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