BS EN 1279 - BSI Kitemark for insulating glass units testing

Testing and compliance to BS EN 1279 – achieve the BSI Kitemark for insulating glass units.

 

Your commercial advantage

We understand the pressures manufacturers of glass face, to be more innovative than your competitors while creating products with greater efficiency, sustainability and to get them to market quickly and safely.

The BSI Kitemark for insulating glass units is recognized by the NHBC (National House Building Council), opening up new commercial opportunities for glass manufacturers of sealed glass units looking to supply the new build and newly converted markets in the UK.

 

Demonstrate technical competence

Insulated glass units (IGU) will continue to be an important factor in the fight to reduce energy consumption and waste whilst at the same time improving efficiency of energy usage.

By achieving and maintaining EN 1279 certification, the BSI Kitemark for insulating glass units, you will demonstrate that you meet the requirements of one or all of the recognised industry standards:

 

BS EN 1279-2:2018. Glass in building. Insulating glass units. Long term test method and requirements for moisture penetration

BS EN 1279-3:2018. Glass in building. Insulating glass units. Long term test method and requirements for gas leakage rate and for gas concentration tolerances

BS EN 1279-6:2018. Glass in building. Insulating glass units. Factory production control and periodic tests

 

Plus, as a notified laboratory, our testing can help you demonstrate compliance to meet the requirements of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), in order to CE/UKCA Mark your products.

Our state-of-the-art test facility includes:

  • Moisture penetration index
  • Gas leakage rate
  • Gas concentration
  • Dew point measurement
  • Moisture absorption capacity
  • Fogging

 

Benefits of Kitemark

The BSI Kitemark helps our clients keep up with new innovation and demonstrate reliable safe products.

In a recent survey, 73% of clients said their BSI Kitemark certification had helped them to win more business and sell more to existing customers, with 88% of consumers saying they have more trust in BSI Kitemark products*.