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.

Security and Manipulation Testing

Break-ins are always a worry for home owners and businesses alike, and BBA Test Services leave no stone unturned when it comes to security testing. Door-sets and windows are tested for enhanced resistance to intrusion by using both mechanical and manual techniques to replicate the forces and methods of attack used by burglars.

 

Our UKAS accredited laboratory offers an independent and comprehensive service to carry out testing to PAS 24: 2016, giving you the confidence that your windows and door sets comply with the current requirements.  

impact testing

The sequence of tests includes hardware manipulation, evaluation of glazing security, mechanical loading and a manual check test.  

The test data can be used towards Agrément Certification and the Police security initiative, Secured by Design (SBD).

Tests we do to support Security and Manipulation testing:

External door-sets: PAS 24:2012 and PAS 24:2016

  • Security hardware and cylinder tests
  • Manipulation tests
  • Infill manual tests
  • Infill mechanical tests
  • Manual cutting tests
  • Mechanical loading tests
  • Manual check tests
  • Soft body impact tests
  • Hard body impact tests

Letter plates: PAS 24:2012 and BS EN 13724:2002 and 2013

  • Security of fixings

Windows – singular and multilight: PAS 24:2012 and PAS 24:2016

  • Manipulation tests
  • Infill manual tests
  • Infill mechanical tests
  • Mechanical loading tests
  • Manual check tests

 

Test services

Bespoke Testing

We have unique, UKAS-accredited facilities that are not readily available to manufacturers undertaking product...

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Conformance Testing and Fitness for Purpose

It’s simply not good enough to settle for an overall assessment of a product’s...

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Durability and Aesthetic Testing

Whether due to weather conditions or human activity, products and systems exposed to outdoor...

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Energy performance testing

The thermal performance of construction products plays an increasingly significant part in the decision-making...

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Failure Analysis Testing

It is vital to understand any limitations in a product’s use or in its...

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On-Site Testing and Trials

To establish that a system or a component satisfies the design criteria, we use...

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Product Excellence Programme (PEP)

The BBA has introduced the Product Excellence Programme (PEP) to ensure that our clients continue to...

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Security and Manipulation Testing

Break-ins are always a worry for home owners and businesses alike, and BBA Test...

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Structural and Integrity Testing

It is important to assure that a construction will perform its designed function during...

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