Product approval & certification

BBA certification is recognised throughout the construction industry as a symbol of quality and reassurance. It's the vital ingredient in the provision of assurance, quality and integrity to a plethora of stakeholders in the construction industry.

Structural and Integrity Testing

It is important to assure that a construction will perform its designed function during reasonable use for as long as its intended life span. We need to predict and prevent catastrophic failures in both structural components and structures consisting of many components, which are stressed under normal or often exceptional operational conditions.

 

Destructive tests are carried out beyond the specimen’s collapsing point to understand its performance or material behaviour, and its ability to support a designed load (weight, force, etc.) without breaking, fracturing or deforming excessively. Walling, cladding, flooring or roofing systems and fenestration or ancillary components are some of the specimens usually tested.

Tests we do to support Structural and Integrity testing:

Mechanical testing:

  • Load testing: BS EN ISO 844:2014 (plastics); BS EN 826:2013 (insulation); BS EN ISO 9969:2016 and WIS No. 4-31-05 (pipes); BS EN 14609:2014 and BS EN 14351-1:2006+A1:2010 (windows and doors)
  • Flexural: BS EN ISO 178:2010+A1:2013 (plastics); BS EN ISO 13968:2008 and WIS No. 4-31-05 (pipes)
  • Tensile: BS EN ISO 527-3:1996; BS 2782:1995 (plastics); HAPAS Guidelines (Bridge decks); BS EN 1607:2013 (insulation)
  • Bending strength: BS EN 492:2004 (MOAT 48 App C Mtd 3) (Roofing slates); BS EN 12089 (Insulation); BS EN 12467 7.3.2 (FRC boards); MOAT 17 (Windows)
  • Shear: BS EN 12317-2 (Roofing-PVC); BS ISO 1922 or BS EN 12090 (Insulation); BS EN 14024 (Windows)
  • Creep:  BS EN 1606;2013 (insulation)

“Breaking in” testing for windows and doors:

  • PAS 24:2012 & 2016 for security hardware and cylinder tests, manipulation, infill – manual and mechanical – manual cutting, mechanical loads and impact testing.

 

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