About Stevenage FIRA International

Stevenage FIRA International is a UKAS-accredited laboratory to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 that carries out testing which simulates real-life use and foreseeable misuse for all types of furniture and related products for both the domestic and contract markets.

Our testing services include:

  • Flammability and physical performance tests on fabrics, foams, mattresses and cushions (upholstery)
  • Safety, strength and durability testing on finished products including seating, tables and storage furniture
  • Performance tests on adhesives and boards
  • Bespoke testing services
  • Development of new test methods
  • Assessment of instructions and flat pack assembly
  • User trials
  • Dimensional assessment against ergonomic Standards
  • Design concept evaluation