Wind Load Testing (BS EN 13241-1:2003+A1:2011)

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Although we are a specialist cold forming company we recognised that as of July 1st 2013 it became mandatory for installers of Industrial, Commercial and Garage Doors and Gates to CE mark their completed installations as specified by the harmonised British Standard EN 13241-1:2003+A1:2011 therefore complying with the EU Construction Products Regulation (305/2011).


This involves the Installer/Manufacturer producing a DOP (declaration of performance) for each individual door, covering a number of essential characterisics that are required for the door to be CE marked (see table below)...


Declaration of Performance

We have undertaken wind load testing at Exova WarringtonFire APT in accordance with BS EN 12444:2001 as part of BS EN 13241-1:2003+A1:2011. Certification, results and the declaration of performance (DoP) for our lath are available on request.


Please contact us for further information or alternatively follow this link to CE marking as specified by the Door Hardware Federation.


Installers Declaration of Performance Table


Essential Characteristics

Requirement (clause in European Standard)

Mandated Levels and/or Classes

Test results expressed in

Declaration Required?

Notified Test Laboratory?

Watertightness

4.4.1

-

technical classes

No

Yes

Release of dangerous substances

4.2.9

-

See Standard

Yes

Yes

Resistance to wind load

4.4.3

-

technical classes

No, but class 2 is default requirement for "doors to be installed in a facade".

Yes

Thermal resistance (where relevant)

4.4.5

-

U-value

No

Yes

Air permeability

4.4.6

-

technical classes

No

Yes

Safe opening (for vertically moving doors)

4.2.8

-

pass/fail

Yes

Yes

Definition of geometry of glass components

4.2.5

-

pass/fail

Yes

No

Mechanical resistance and stability

4.2.3

-

pass/fail

Yes

No

Operating forces (for power operated doors)

4.3.3

-

pass/fail

Yes

Yes

Durability of watertightnss, thermal resistance and air permeability against degredation

4.4.7

-

values

No

Yes


Disclaimer

Having spoken to the Door Hardware Federation regarding the responsibility for wind load testing, we have been informed that the wind loading testing is the responsibility of the installer declaring the performance of the harmonised product i.e. the installed door. We can provide wind testing results for our lath as undertaken in a controlled environment but please be aware that we are not willing to accept any liability for any customer installations as no guarantee can be given for wind speeds due to the unpredictable and changeable conditions of the weather (i.e. gusting winds etc).



 

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