Laboratory service

Façade tests

Ensayos a fachadas

We offer technical solutions to accelerate the development and validation of façades and enclosures, ensuring that they comply with the applicable requirements and regulations.

We carry out a full characterisation and we have various test benches of different dimensions to test real-scale enclosure prototypes:

  • Curtain walls
  • Ventilated façades
  • Skylights
  • Enclosures in general

We have state-of-the-art laboratories for fire performance, structural resistance, AEV, acoustic, thermal, accelerated ageing, on-site testing of façades, etc.

Services

  • Initial Type Tests to obtain the CE marking
  • Drawing up of customised protocols to assess performance in singular buildings.
  • On site tests to verify proper installation
  • Verification of tests on the customer’s premises
  • Guidance on the proper specification of requirements

Tests

– Testing in accordance with the European EN 13830 Standard

  • Air permeability EN 12153
  • Water tightness EN 12155
  • Resistance to wind load EN 12179
  • Determination of thermal insulation through computer simulation EN ISO 10077-1
  • Determination of sound insulation EN ISO 10140-2:2001
  • Fire resistance EN 1364-4
  • Large scale reaction to fire tests
  • Impact resistance EN 14019
  • Resistance to live loads EN 1991-1-1
  • Watertightness under dynamic pressure EN 13050
  • Equipotentiality.
  • Seismic test.

Weathering tests under American regulations

  • Air permeability ASTM 283
  • Water tightness ASTM 331
  • Resistance to wind ASTM E330

– Tests on ventilated cladding EAD 090062-00-0404
– Fire performance of external cladding in accordance with international regulations BS 8414

Aimed at:

  • Construction companies.
  • Engineering Firms / Architecture Studios
  • Manufacturers and distributors of roof and façade panels
  • Façade Manufacturers
  • Project Management
  • Developers
  • Public Administrations

Accreditations and Recognition

-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
ENAC ILAC accreditation for the materials sector in compliance with ISO 17025, under file No. 4/LE063
-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
ENAC ILAC accreditation for the construction sector in compliance with ISO 17025, under file No. 4/LE024
-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
ENAC ILAC accreditation for acoustics in compliance with ISO 17025, under file No. 4/LE456
Organismo Notificado Nº 1292 para el Reglamento de Productos de la Construcción
Notified Body No. 1292 for the Construction Products Directive
Organismo de Evaluación Técnica (OET) para la emisión de documentos de Evaluación Técnica Europea (ETE) para los Productos de Construcción
Technical Assessment Body (TAB) for issuing European Technical Assessments (ETAs) for Construction Products.
Catálogo de servicios tecnológicos e I+D para fachadas y cerramientos (EN)

Testing services on facades and claddings catalogue

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Catálogo de ensayos in situ de fachadas y sistemas

Façade, fixing, roof, railing, door, floor, partitioning and ceiling testing services brochure (in Spanish)

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