Exova provides testing to British, European and International standards for Secured by Design, CE marking and individual specifier requirements for doors and windows, including:
Security testing to
Weather performance testing to
Operational and strength testing to
- PAS 24 - Doorsets
- BS 7950 - Windows
Client specific test programmes
- BS 6375 Part 2 and Part 3
- PAS 23
- DD171 and EN1192
- HTM58 (NHS Estates: Internal Doors)
- Bespoke or new testing for products that are non-standard or new to market (e.g. the fit for purpose test program CDTM01)
- European burglary resistance standards (prEN 1627, prEN 1628, prEN1629 and prEN1630)
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 not always be the case and so it is worth discussing with your certification body the range of products you require to be covered by the program. This will ensure the minimum amount of testing will be required to cover your product range(s).
Yes and 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.
This is explained separately in the following CE marking for EN 14351 FAQs
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.
Secured By Design is an initiative by the Association of Chief Police Officers Crime Prevention Initiatives (ACPO CPI Ltd) intended to reduce crime by ensuring the design and specification of the building is such that opportunist thieves are prevented from successfully breaking into homes. It is currently the biggest driver in the UK for security testing.
Details of the full requirements of Secured By Design can be found in the SBD New Homes document on the SBD website
We can provide certification for enhanced security doors
and for enhanced lifetime performance of doors
The certification process includes audits of the production systems and quality management of your doors and windows with respect to the requirements of Secured by Design.
For Exova BM TRADA certification it is possible to use a design of door and window that has been tested on behalf of another organisation or under a different company name at an accredited test laboratory assuming the fabricator has the relevant permission to use this test evidence and the product they are producing is using the same components.
No. The European burglary resistance standards prEN1627, prEN1628, prEN1629 and prEN1630 are draft documents awaiting publication and are not currently accepted by SBD. Other European test evidence such as weathertightness may be suitable if conducted to the required level and by a laboratory recognised by the certification body.