Glass and glazing systems testing services

Warringtonfire conducts glass and glazing systems testing at our UKAS accredited laboratories in High Wycombe (1762), Warrington (0249), our BELAC accredited laboratory in Gent (196-Test) and our NATA accredited laboratory in Melbourne.


Why do I need to test my glass and glazing system?

Glass and glazing systems are commonly being used in construction products due to their aesthetic appeal, but the fire testing requirements to do so are becoming increasingly rigorous.

Glass and glazing systems may often be designed to be fire resistant, so they can be used as a barrier for fire separation or compartmentalization as part of an integrated fire strategy for the building.

Where this is the case, all aspects of the glass and glazing system are crucial, including glass type, frame specification, intumescent specification and method of installation.

The whole assembly must function as an entire system that must be compatible under fire conditions and the fire resistance performance must be proven by appropriate and relevant test evidence.


Why Warringtonfire for your glass and glazing systems testing?

Warringtonfire can test to Australian, British, European and International standards for fire rated glass and glazing and other passive fire protection products. Test standards include:

  • AS 1530.4 Section 8
  • AS 1530.8.1
  • BS 476:Part 8:1972:Section 8
  • BS 476:Part 22:1987:Section 10
  • FTSG Resolution 70
  • ISO 834:1975:Sections 5, 6, 7 and 8
  • ISO 3009:2003:Sections 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9

On completion of your product testing with us, you will be issued with a comprehensive and internationally recognized fire resistance test report.

Our fire resistance test evidence can be used to support the CE marking and UKCA marking services of passive fire protection products through our European and UK based offices.  We also offer independent Third Party Certification of glass and glazing products through our Certifire scheme.

Our team of engaged experts include experienced technical fire consultants who support our testing services by offering clients the opportunity to maximize the scope of coverage generated by their test evidence. This is through independently produced product assessments, extended fields of application and classification reports where applicable.

To find out how Warringtonfire can assist with your individual glass and glazing system testing requirements, please contact one of our local laboratories below

Warringtonfire has test laboratories and certification bodies across the EU and UK, we have solutions to act as:

  • A Notified Body to support your testing and certification requirements for the CE marking of your products for use in the EU and NI. 
  • An Approved/Notified body (NI) to support your testing and certification needs for UKCA marking in the GB market, and CE+UK(NI) marking for the NI market.

Please note that since Brexit, Warringtonfire’s notified body status has moved to our sister company, Element Materials Technology Rotterdam B.V.(ERO) in the Netherlands; meaning that we are still, as a company, able to fulfil your notified body role.

Following the post-Brexit trade agreement, please contact one of our engaged experts to discuss your test, certification and market requirements such that we can offer a cost effective solution. Note that it is highly likely that the current acceptance of CE marked products in Great Britain will end on 30 June 2025, even so, it is critical you contact us in good time to ensure you are prepared for UKCA marking.