MEMBERS OF THE FIRE TEST STUDY GROUP
Building Test Centre, British Gypsum
The Building Test Centre is one of the most well respected facilities in Europe, with a range of testing available in one location not matched elsewhere in the UK. We provide UKAS accredited Fire Resistance, Reaction to Fire, Structural, Physical and Acoustic testing available in one convenient location, allowing a building system to be fully evaluated in one visit. We also provide on site sound testing (Pre Completion Testing) to the building industry, for pre-completion of new build properties, consultation and candidate robust details. The Building Test Centre offers a wide range of construction expertise covering the areas of Fire, Acoustics and Structures
Subject to its stringent requirements, UKAS accredited laboratories are authorised to issue formal reports for specific types of measurement and tests. The Building Test Centre hold UKAS accreditation (No. 0296) for a wide range of BS, EN and ISO test methods, which means that test reports issued by the Building Test Centre carry the same weight as those from other accredited test houses.
The laboratories quality system is based upon and run in accordance with BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005, which outlines the general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.
BM TRADA Group has more than 75 years' experience in providing practical solutions, testing and consultancy to the construction, retail, transport and maritime industries. One of Europe’s leading authorities on fire and providing a range of services to clients around the world BM TRADA operates a UKAS accredited test laboratory based at its headquarters near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, close to the M40.
Its principal operations include testing, consultancy & research services to prove the fire performance of products & materials to British, European & International standards. Specific services include fire resistance testing, assessment, upgrading and training, reaction to fire testing and bespoke research. BM TRADA also offers an extensive and bespoke facility for training fire services personnel. Certification is provided through BM TRADA Certification, which operates the Q-Mark scheme for manufacturers & installers of doors, windows and construction products.
UKAS accredited laboratory offering a complete fire research, testing & consultancy service. Fully equipped for testing to BS476, International & European Standards.Specialists in the design & conductance of non standard tests. Associated certification body Warrington Certification Ltd operates the following schemes related to fire protection manufacturers and installers. CERTIFIRE product certification, FIRAS installer certification, FRACS Fire Risk Assessors Certification Scheme.
UKAS accredited laboratory offering a complete fire research, testing & consultancy service. Fully equipped for testing to BS476, International & European Standards.Specialists in the design & conductance of non standard tests. Associated certification body Loss Prevention Certification Board operates numerous schemes related to fire protection manufacturers and installers. LPCB is a World leader in the testing and certification of active fire protection products
Darchem Engineering is a specialist engineering company which is world leader in its chosen fields. The Company is organised into a number of business units which are focussed on a specific area of operation. It has a UKAS accredited laboratory which can undertake a variety of fire resistance tests.
Cambridge Fire Research
Cambridge Fire Research (CFR) is a UKAS accredited laboratory offering fire resistance testing to a variety of British, European, US and International standards on specimens such as walls & partitions, door & shutter assemblies, penetration & linear joint seals and glazing. It is also able to provide indicative and ad-hoc testing on both vertical and horizontal separating elements for non-standard applications and/or assist with product development and certification.
The choice of either full or medium-scale state-of-the-art furnaces gives exposed area options of 3.0(h) x 3.0(w)m or 2.4(h) x 1.35(w)m vertically and 1.4 x 1.0m horizontally. CFR has spacious and confidential areas for specimen installation, comfortable test viewing facilities and boasts a team of well qualified, knowledgeable & experienced staff. Through association, CFR can provide a route to other affiliated services such as consultancy and acoustic testing. CFR is a European Notified Body (No. 2337).
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