Every product, material and system, is exposed to a variety of diverse and changing environmental effects. Without testing, it is difficult to understand the short or long-term consequences this exposure will have. Simulating real world scenarios and weathering helps remove the guess work and provides data-led analysis.

That’s why at the BBA we offer Weather Resistance and Wind testing, establishing performance capabilities and detecting early developmental errors and failures – so you can rectify any problem.

Our expert Test Team carefully examines the product under a range of weathering conditions, both physical and chemical, from Wind Resistance – which tests the overall structural strength and resistance to damage and to Thermal Cycling – which examines the resistance to extreme high and low temperatures.

Physical – breaking down of materials through direct contact with atmospheric conditions such as heat, cold, water, ice or wind.

Chemical – the adverse effects of atmospheric or biologically produced chemical

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?

  • Wind uplift: MCS 012:2016; BS EN 14437:2004
  • Weathertightness: MCS 012:2016
  • Bitumen, plastic and rubber flexible sheets
  • Water tightness: BS EN 1928:2000
  • Water pressure: Network Rail NR/L3/CIV/041: Issue 3
  • Water penetration: HAPAS Guidelines 2012
  • Water vapour transmission: BS EN 1931:2000
  • Waterproofing systems for Bridge Decks
  • Chloride ion penetration, Freeze/Thaw, Crack cycling, Ageing, Exposure to fuel oil/bitumen: Network rail NR/L3/ CIV/041
  • Ultra violet light: BS EN ISO 16474:2013
  • Water resistance on cavity walls: Internal BBA water resistance testing scheme
  • Hygrothermal behaviour in External Wall Insulation systems: ETAG 004:2013, ETAG 006, ETAG 034, MOAT 22, etc…
  • Insulation products
  • Water absorption: BS EN 1609:2013 (short term) and BS EN 12087:2013, BS EN 12088:2103 (long term)
  • Wind resistance: BS EN 12211:2016
  • Thermal cycling: BS 8529:2010
  • Mechanical wear (endurance tests): PAS 24:2016
  • Corrosion tests: BS EN ISO 9227:2012 (salt spraying)

Want to find out more?

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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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