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Windtech- CWCT Facade Testing & Certification without the stress

Wintech Testing & Certification are one of Europe’s leading Curtain Wall, Rainscreen Cladding and Window & Door testing facilities, with decades of knowledge and experience in the façade industry.

Testing is generally undertaken in accordance with European and International Standards, including CWCT (Centre for Window and Cladding Technology), and BS EN 13830:2015 Curtain Walling – Product Standard. A typical test sequence for a Curtain Walling System or a Rainscreen Cladding System would include the following:

  • Air Permeability
  • Watertightness (Static & Dynamic)
  • Wind Loading (Serviceability & Safety)
  • Hose Testing
  • Impact Testing
  • Controlled Dismantle & Report

In addition to their UKAS Accredited testing services, Wintech have also developed the unique WinMark™ UKAS Accredited Certification Schemes for the Enhanced Security of Windows & Doors and the Performance of Curtain Walling & Rainscreen Cladding Products, the later scheme helps demonstrate compliance with NHBC Standard, Chapter 6.9, soon to be followed by a similar scheme compliant with Premier Guarantee Technical Manual Section 7.7.5. Wintech are the only company in the UK to offer Curtain Wall & Rainscreen Cladding Testing and Certification as a package from the same location.

Gary Sherrard, R & D Design Engineer, of Hydro Building Systems UK Limited, has had recent experience of testing both Windows & Doors and Curtain Wall products at Wintech’s state-of-the-art testing facilities in the heart of Shropshire, near the famous Ironbridge, the Birthplace of Industry. When asked why Hydro Building Systems UK Limited chooses Wintech for their testing needs, he told us “That’s an easy one, it’s the people and level of service they provide. Whether it’s flexible dates for testing, or finalising the test report, the level of service from start to finish is exactly what Hydro Building Systems UK Limited have come to expect in today’s fast-paced digital environment”.

To find out more Testing or Certification or both, call Wintech’s friendly and highly experienced team.

T: 01952 586580

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