Standards for windows and doors

There are many standards for windows and doors, covering material and performance requirements. If the standard you require is not listed below then you may find more at the BSI Shop.

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Standard/Specification Number Standard/Specification Name

BS 7412:2007

Specification for windows and door sets made from unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (PVC-U) extruded hollow profiles

BS EN 12608-1:2016+A1:2020 Unplasticized polyvinylchloride PVC-U profiles for the fabrication of windows and doors. Classification, requirements and test methods- Non-coated PVC-U profiles with light coloured surfaces

BS 4873:2016

Aluminium alloy windows and door sets. Specification

BS 644:2012

Timber windows and doorsets. Fully finished factory assembled windows and doorsets of various types. Specification 

BS 6510:2010 Steel-framed windows and glazed doors. Specification
BS 8529:2010 Composite door sets. Domestic external door sets. Specification
BS 6375-1:2015+A1:2016 Performance of windows and doors. Classification of weathertightness and guidance on selection and specification
BS 6375-2:2009 Performance of windows and doors. Classification for operation and strength characteristics and guidance on selection and specification

BS 6375-3:2009+A1:2013

Performance of windows and doors. Classification for additional performance characteristics and guidance on selection and specification

PAS 24:2016

Enhanced security performance requirements for door sets and windows in the UK

BS EN 1303:2005 Building hardware. Cylinders for locks. Requirements
BS EN 1906:2012 Building hardware. Lever handles and knobs furniture. Requirements and test methods
BS EN 1935:2002 Building hardware. Single-axis hinges. Requirements and test methods
BS EN 1125:2008 Building hardware. Panic exit devices operated by a horizontal bar for use on escape routes. Requirements and test methods
BS EN 1155: 1997 Building hardware. Electronically powered hold-open devices for swing doors. Requirements and test methods
BS EN 12209:2003 Building hardware. Locks and latches. Mechanically operated locks, latches and locking plates. Requirements and test methods
BS EN 1154:1997 Building hardware. Controlled door closing devices. Requirements and test methods 
BS EN 179:2008 Building hardware. Emergency exit devices operated by a lever handle or push pad, for use on escape routes. Requirements and test methods
PAS 3621:2011  Multipoint locking assemblies Keyed egress
PAS 8621:2011 Multipoint locking assemblies Keyless egress
PAS 10621:2011 Multipoint locking assemblies Dual mode egress
BS 3621: 2017 Lock assemblies operated by key from both the inside and outside of the door
BS 7386:1997 Specification for draught strips for the draught control of existing doors and windows in housing (including test methods)
BS 10621:2017 - TC Lock assemblies in which the operating mode can be switched between the normal BS 8621 operating mode and a secure mode in which no egress is possible
BS 8621:2017 - TC Lock assemblies operated by key from the outside of the door and by handle or thumb turn from the inside of the door