When undertaking structural components or system testing, it is essential that the product performs to its designed specification and desired lifespan. As such, manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure product safety, helping to prevent failures.

At the BBA, we understand the importance of testing a product’s structural capabilities in the modern construction landscape, focussing on critical areas that are central to the integrity and reliability of a product or system.

Our tests are carried out to go beyond the point of failure, helping to understand the answers to questions such as – What happens to a product when subjected to a load which it cannot support?

Our tests highlight the product’s behaviour under various stresses – providing a comprehensive analysis and so that any improvements can be made.

Through our testing laboratory we test individual structural components or systems to National, European and International standards, offering bespoke programmes for R&D or project-specific purposes.

The BBA’s test facilities 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?

  • 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 2012 (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 and 2016 for security hardware and cylinder tests, manipulation, infill – manual and mechanical – manual cutting, mechanical loads and impact testing.
  • Tear strength: BS ISO 34-1:2015 (Rubber and Plastics)
  • Bond strength: BS EN ISO 11339:2010 (Adhesives)
  • Static puncture: BS EN ISO 12236:2006 (Geotextiles)
  • Hardness: BS ISO 48:2010 (Rubber and Plastics)
  • Impact: HAPAS Guidelines 2012
  • Dimensional tests to BS ISO 23529:2016

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

– Efosa, Sundolitt – United Kingdom


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