Exova offers UKAS accredited testing to BS EN ISO 10140 standards for:
- doorsets (of any material)
- windows (of any material)
- glazing systems
- penetration and linear joint seals
- door seals
- single leaf partition systems
As guidance, the door or window should generally be of the largest size that the manufacturer wishes the test evidence to cover. A rule of thumb is that if all other details are identical a larger door or window will generally be more vulnerable than a smaller one. However this may be worth discussing with the laboratory to confirm the range of products you require can be covered by the program. This will ensure the minimum amount of testing will be required to cover your product range(s).
Yes, we encourage you to attend testing as a means of developing your understanding of the test and in the event of any failures or issues relating to the test to allow a fast and effective resolution of these issues. Due to client confidentiality, we cannot allow witnessing of product tests other than your own without written consent from the testing manufacturer.
If the initial result of testing is not sufficient for your requirements as the acoustic testing is non-destructive it is possible to review the results of testing with the Technical Officer running your test before adjusting or modifying the sample and repeating the test to identify the detail required to achieve your specification or identify an area of weakness to develop and improve.
This is explained separately in the following CE marking for EN 14351 FAQs
. However it is worth noting that acoustic performance is a characteristic which can be declared for external pedestrian doors and windows.
With CE marking, the cascade of test evidence is possible within the rules of CE marking. If you are using a profile supplier’s evidence, they must satisfy themselves that you the fabricator is producing fully to their requirements.