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Building Envelope Certification

Validate the performance and compliance of building envelope components from the point of manufacture to the end user.

 Building façade test in process

Building envelope certification for windows, doors, curtain walling and rainscreen cladding

We provide testing and certification services to help ensure that your products comply with a range of industry standards and regulations. 

Our laboratory in the UK is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for the building envelope industry to help you identify and close regulatory gaps, confirm compliance, differentiate your products in the market, and maintain best practices across your organization.

Our certification criteria—or schemes—are designed to satisfy a range of industry bodies and insurance underwriters in the UK building market, including Secured by Design (SBD), National House Building Council (NHBC), British Standards (BS) and Premier Guarantee.

Testing schemes and associated product categories

Product certification signifies a manufacturer’s commitment to go above minimum market requirements, to differentiate their products in the market and supports export to markets where third-party certification is mandatory. 

We provide certification schemes and the associated testing for door and window products, and for curtain walling and rainscreen system manufacturers including:

  • Enhanced Security Performance of Windows and Doors (SBD)
  • General Performance of Windows and Doors (BS 644, BS 7412, BS 4873, BS 8529)
  • Performance of Curtain Walling and Rainscreen Cladding (NHBC Chapter 6.9, Premier Guarantee 7.7.5)
  • Performance of Rainscreen Cladding Support Systems (NHBC Chapter 6.9)

Why UL?

UL is a comprehensive service provider for testing and certification of building envelope products. We are accredited to provide certification services and carry out the associated testing in our state-of-the-art UK based building envelope laboratory.

Our ability to provide bundled testing and certification services can help you get your products to market faster.
 

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