BBA Tests

If you’ve reached this page the chances are you’re looking for specific details about the range of tests we carry out at the BBA.

You’ll find all you need to know within the four main fenestration categories below.

Windows

Doors

Roof Windows

Rooflights

Tests we can perform

Please select a product

Windows

Windows

Enhanced Security (PAS 24)

U Value (BS EN ISO 10077-2 [simulation]

Air Leakage (BS 6375-1 / EN 1026)

Weathertightness (BS 6375-1 / EN 1026, EN 1027 and EN 12211)

Cyclic operation (BS 6375-2 / EN 1191)- 20,000 cycles

Operation and Strength (BS 6375-2 / EN 14608, EN 14609)

Load capacity of safety devices (BS EN 14351-1 / EN 14609)

Basic Security (BS 6375-3)

Salt spray corrosion (hardware) (BS EN 1670)

 

Windows - Hardware

Enhanced security (PAS 24)

Salt spray corrosion (BS EN 1670)

Endurance (cyclic operation) (BS EN 1191 / BS EN 13126)

Mechanical Loading (BS 6375-2)

Handle strength (BS 6462)

Cross-Cut (BS EN ISO 2409)

Minimum closing device resistance (BS EN 13126-4)

Doors

Doors

Enhanced Security (PAS 24)

U Value (BS EN ISO10077-2 [simulation]

Cyclic operation (BS 6375-2 / EN 1191) – 50,000 cycles

Operation and Strength (BS 6375-2 / EN 14608, EN 14609)

Basic Security (BS 6375-3)

Thermal Cycling (BS 8529, Annex B)

Salt spray corrosion (coating) – (BS EN 1670)

Profile testing (BS EN 12608) – PVC-U systems

 

Doors - Hardware

Enhanced Security (PAS 24)

Slamming resistance (PAS 23-1)

Cyclic operation (BS 6375-2 / EN 1191) – 50,000 cycles

Operation and Strength (BS 6375-2 / EN 14608, EN 14609)

Basic Security (BS 6375-3)

Absuive forces on handles (PAS 23-1)

Salt spray corrosion – (BS EN 1670)

Resistance to UV ageing (handles and hinges)

Cross-cut (BS EN ISO 2409)

Roof Windows

Roof Windows

Air Permeability (BS EN 1026)

Watertightness (BS EN 1027)

Resistance to wind loading (BS EN 12211)

Efficiency of window fittings (BS 6375-2)

Salt spray corrosion [hardware] (BS EN 1670)

Mechanical loading (BS 6375-2)

Ease of operation (BS 6375-2)

Basic security (BS 6375-3)

U Value (BS EN ISO 10077-2 [simulation]

Load bearing capacity of safety devices (BS EN 14609 or BS EN 948)

Durability of frame coatings

Rooflights

Rooflights

Radiation properties (solar gain) (BS EN 410)

Light transmission (BS EN 1873/BS EN 1013)

Durability (effect of UV/heat ageing etc) (BS EN 1873/BS EN 1013)

Flexural/tensile strength (BS EN 1013)

Air permeability (BS EN 1873)

Watertightness (BS EN 1873)

Resistance to upward and downward loads (BS EN 1873/BS EN 1013)

Hard body impact (BS EN 1873/BS EN 1013)

Soft body impact (BS EN 1873)

Fragility (ARC[M]001)

Thermal Transmittance (BS EN 1873)

Glass-fibre content (BS EN 1013)

Barcol Hardness (BS EN 1013)

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