Conformance Testing and fit for purpose

Did you know the BBA can test products for Conformance and

Fit-For-Purpose capabilities?

Product, material, and system conformity is crucial in the modern construction landscape and as a manufacturer, you have a responsibility to ensure your product is fit for the purpose it’s designed for.

At the BBA, we investigate beyond the assessment of a product’s basic capabilities, analysing the data to understand why a product performs the way it does. Our variety of tests determine if a discrete component, a system or even a process complies with the requirements of technical standards, design or product specifications, contracts, or regulations.

Our Mechanical, Weathering and Fatigue or Security Tests (amongst others) are performed on a variety of different specimens and materials to determine if the product is appropriate and of a necessary standard for its intended use. We perform comparative testing to determine the suitability of raw materials, assembly, installation, or any other processes that might impact on the product or system operating under normal conditions.

The BBA’s Test facilities (UKAS accredited Testing Laboratory (No. 0357) to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025), allow us to provide a comprehensive range of services covering a wide variety of products from; insulation materials and systems to windows and doors, sealants and adhesives, flooring materials and structural components.

What tests do we offer?

  • Ageing and weathering to ETAG 002, 004, 005, 006, 010, 014, 016, 017, 018, 019, 020, 022, 026, 031, 033 or 034
  • Ageing and weathering to MOAT (from MOAT 1 to MOAT 69)
  • Freeze thaw resistance to EN 12091
  • Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres
  • UV resistance
  • Structural/mechanical tests:
  • Bending strength and shear behaviour
  • Compressive and tensile strength
  • Static and dynamic load testing
  • Fatigue testing
  • Impact resistance
  • Wind load testing
  • Characterisation of materials
  • Physical properties testing:
  • Thermal properties
  • Water absorption, moisture content, drying shrinkage and vapour permeability
  • Colour measurements

Want to find out more?

Take a further look at our main service portfolio click the image to enlarge.

The BBA partners with large and small manufacturers to help them with their testing capabilities, analysis, results and product road maps. Interested? Get in touch with our Test Team today.

Test enquiry

“The service we are receiving from the test department is really good. Paul has been amazing and really helpful”

– Efosa, Sundolitt – United Kingdom