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Wall & Partition Systems Testing

We provide accredited independent wall and partition testing services to ensure compliance with the highest standards required.

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United Kingdom Testing and Certification provides accredited fire resistance testing of walls and partition system walls to British (BS), European (EN) and International standards for load bearing systems and non-load bearing systems from our UKAS accredited laboratory. 

UKAS Accredited Laboratory

Our UKAS accredited
 testing laboratory No. 21542 can provide full end-to-end fire testing services alongside fire resistance testing.

Load bearing Systems 

 

To help against collapse or failure of a building, there is a requirement for load bearing systems to have a minimum standard of fire resistance. Such wall or partition wall must maintain the fire integrity and independent structural stability of buildings. The fire resistance of load bearing systems can be demonstrated through destructive fire test evidence.

 

The measurement for this is called Load-bearing Capacity (R). The walls ability to maintain a load. This is determined by measuring the vertical deflection of the wall.

Non-load bearing Systems 

 

The spread of fire within a building can be restricted by using fire resisting walls and partition walls to separate the building into compartments and allow means of escape. The fire resistance of non-load bearing systems can be demonstrated through destructive fire test evidence.


Comprehensive Report

 

Once your test is completed, you will be issued with a comprehensive and internationally recognised fire resistance test report accessible by your very own online portal with a full video of the test conducted.

Test Standards

 

  • BS EN 1365-1:2012

  • BS 476-22: 1987 § 5

  • BS EN 1364-1: 2015

Why test with United Kingdom Testing & Certification?

 

United Kingdom Testing and Certification is one of the leading providers of wall and partition wall system testing. We understand the need that you must develop new products and the importance of getting these products to market at just the right time.

 

Our dedicated experts ensure your product aligns with all stipulated guidelines, offering you a clear route to market. At UKTC, we understand that your time is valuable, which is why we provide market-leading turnaround times without compromising on the rigour or accuracy of our testing processes.

United Kingdom Testing and Certification (UKTC) is primed to support you with your fire resistance testing needs as per BS EN 1365-1:2012.

You can find out more about how we test to BS EN 1365-1:2012 by finding out more here.

  • How much does a fire resistance test cost?
    Full-scale Fire Resistance tests are available from £7,800 plus VAT. However, every test is unique, and fees can vary based on the scope of work involved. During contract review, UKTC personnel will work collaboratively with customers to ensure that the broadest field of application is achieved whilst minimising investment.
  • How long does it take to get results?
    On completion of the test, the responsible officer will confirm the results within 24 hrs. This will be followed by a comprehensive draft report within 14 days.
  • Can my product be changed from what was tested?
    Unlike fire resistance tests under British Standards, European standards provide a Direct Field of Application (DIAP) which detail the permissible changes from what was tested. An Extended Field of Application (EXAP) can also be undertaken which offers a great scope of variations than a DIAP.
  • What is third-party certification?
    Third-party certification is independent verification that a product or service fulfils certain criteria. With passive fire protection products, this normally involves a certification body assessing test results, carrying out a factory production control audit and undertaking periodic inspections to ensure constancy of performance. UKTC work with many approved certification providers, including Bluesky Certification, IFC Certification and UL Solutions.
  • What is UKCA Marking?
    UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking is the new product marking which will be required for certain products placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland).
  • Does my product require UKCA Marking?
    The Construction Products Regulation in Great Britain states that any Construction Product covered by a UK Designated Standard must be UKCA marked.
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