Windows Standards




This list contains most of the British Standards that are relevant to the windows area. If we have left any out then please email us with corrections and additions.

Primary British Standards

BS 644: Wood Windows.

Part 1 Specification for factory assembled windows of various types.

BS 952: Glass for Glazing

Part 1: Classification of glass for glazing.

Part 2 Terminology for work on glass.

BS 4315: Method of test for resistance to air and water penetration.

Part 1: Windows and structural gasket glazing systems.

BS 4873: Aluminium Alloy Windows.

BS 5286: Aluminium Framed Sliding Glass Doors.

BS 5368: Methods of Testing Windows

Part 1: Air Permeability Test

Part 2: Weathertightness test under static pressure

Part 3: Wind resistance test.

BS 5369: Methods of testing doors: behaviour under humidity variations of door leaves.

BS 5516: Code of practice for design and installation of sloping and vertical patent glazing.

BS 5588: Fire Precautions in the Design and Construction of Buildings:

Part 0: Guide to fire safety codes of practice for particular premises/applications

Part 1: Residential Dwellings.

Part 2: Shops, offices, industrial, storage and other similar buildings.

BS 5713: Specification for hermetically sealed flat double glazing units.

BS 6206: Specification for impact performance requirements for flat safety glass and safety plastics for use in buildings.

BS 6262: Code of practice for glazing for buildings.

Part 4: Code of practice for safety: Human impact

BS 6375: Performance of Windows:

Part 1: Classification for Weathertightness (including guidance on selection and specification).

Part 2: Specifications for operation and strength characteristics.

BS 6510: Steel Windows, Sills, Window Boards and Doors.

BS 7412: Plastics windows made from PVC-U extruded hollow profiles.

BS 7413: White PVC-U extruded hollow profiles with heat welded corner joints for plastics windows - materials Type A (impact modified).

BS 7414: White PVC-U extruded hollow profiles with heat welded corner joints for plastics windows - materials Type B (unmodified). Declared obsolete January 1999.

BS 7722: Surface covered PVC-U extruded hollow profiles with heat welded corner joints for plastics windows.

BS 8000 : Workmanship on building sites:

Part 7: Code of practice for glazing on building sites.

BS 8213 : Windows, doors and roof lights:

Part 1: Code of practice for safety in use and during cleaning of windows and doors (including guidance on cleaning materials and methods).

Part 4: Code of practice for the installation of replacement windows and doorsets in dwellings.

Secondary British Standards

BS 476: Fire tests on building materials and structures:

Part 3: External fire exposure roof test.

Part 4: Non-combustibility test for materials.

Part 5: Method of test for ignitability.

Part 6: Method of test for fire propagation.

Part 7: Method for classification of the surface spread of flame of products.

Part 10: Guide to the principles and applications of fire testing.

Part 20: Determination of the fire resistance of non-load bearing elements.

Part 23: Determination of the contribution of components to the fire resistance of a structure.

BS 544: Linseed oil putty for use in wooden frames.

BS 729: Hot dip galvanised coatings on iron and steel

BS 874 : Methods of determining thermal insulating properties with definitions for thermal insulating terms.

BS 903: Method of testing vulcanized rubber.

BS 903: Part A2: 1971 -Determination of tensile stress -strain properties.

BS 903: Part A3: 1982 -Determination of tear strength (trouser, angle and crescent test pieces).

BS 903: Part A26: 1969 -Determination of hardness.

BS 903: Part A43: 1982 -Determination of resistance to ozone cracking (dynamic strain test).

BS 1004: Zinc alloys for die casting. See also BS EN 1744

BS 1186: Timber for and Workmanship in Joinery

Part 1: Specification for timber

Part 2: Specification for workmanship

Part 3: Specification for wood trim and its fixings

BS 1224: Electroplated coatings of nickel and chromium.

BS 1285: Wood surrounds for steel windows and doors.

BS 1449:

Part 2: 1983 Steel plate sheet and strip - specification for stainless and heat resisting steel plate, sheet and strip.

BS 1470: Specification for wrought aluminium and aluminium alloys for general engineering purposes - Plate, sheet and strip.

BS 1474: Specification for wrought aluminium and aluminium alloys for general engineering purposes - bars, extruded round tube and sections.

BS 1615: Anodic oxidation coatings on aluminium and it's alloys.

BS 1706: Electro-plated coatings of cadmium and zinc on iron and steel.

BS 2569: Sprayed metal coatings

Part 1: Protection of iron and steel by aluminium and zinc against atmospheric corrosion.

BS 2571: Flexible PVC compounds for moulding and extrusion.

BS 2750: Methods of measurements of sound insulation in buildings and building elements.

BS 2782: Part 1: Method 120B : 1976 -Determination of the Vicat softening temperature of thermoplastics.

BS 2782: Part 1: Method 151A : 1984 -Determination of cold bend temperature.

BS 2782: Part 6: Method 621A : 1978 -Determination of the apparent density of moulding material that can be poured from a funnel.

BS 2782: Part 6: Method 621C : 1983 -Determination of the bulk factor of moulding materials.

BS 2782: Part 3: Methods 306B & C : 1970 -Impact strength (falling weight method with sheet specimen).

BS 2782: Part 3: Method 320A to 320F : 1976 -Tensile strength, elongation and elastic modulus.

BS 2782: Part 3: Methods 326A to 326C : 1977 -Determination of tensile strength and elongation of plastics films.

BS 2782: Part 3: Method 335A: 1978 -Determination of flexible properties of rigid plastics.

BS 2782: Part 3: Method 359: 1984 -Determination of the Charpy impact strength of rigid materials (Charpy impact flexural test).

BS 2989: Specification for continuously hot-dip zinc coated and iron-zinc alloy coated steel: wide strip, sheet/plate and slit wide strip.

BS 3382: Electroplated coatings on threaded components.

BS 3987: Anodic oxide coatings on wrought aluminium for external architectural applications

BS 4254: Two part polysulphide-based sealants.

BS 4255: Rubber used in pre-formed gaskets for weather exclusion from buildings.

Part 1: Non-cellular gaskets.

BS 4315: Methods of test for resistance to air and water penetration:

Part 1 Windows and structural gasket glazing systems.

BS 4787: Internal and external wood doorsets, door leaves and frames

Part 1: Specification for dimensional requirements.

BS 4842: Liquid organic coatings for application to aluminium extrusions.

BS 4921: Sheradized coatings on iron and steel.

BS 5051: Part 1: Specification for glazing for interior use.

BS 5250: Code of practice for control of condensation in buildings.

BS 5277: Doors. Measurement of general flatness of door leaves.

BS 5278: Doors. Measurement of dimensions and of defects of squareness of door leaves.

BS 5315:

Part 1: Methods of test for resistance to air and water penetration of windows and structural gasket glazing systems.

BS 5357: Code of practice for installation of security glazing.

BS 5466: Methods for corrosion testing of metallic coatings:

Part 1: Neutral salt spray test.

Part 2: Acetic acid salt spray test.

BS 5544: Specification for anti-bandit glazing (glazing resistant to manual attack).

BS 5925: Code of practice for ventilation principles and designing for natural ventilation.

BS 6105: Corrosion resistant stainless steel fasteners.

BS 6180: Protective barriers in and about buildings.

BS 6399:

Part 1: Code of practice for dead and imposed loads

Part 2: Code of practice for wind loads

Part 3:Code of practice for imposed roof loads

BS 6496: Powder organic coatings for aluminium alloy extrusions.

BS 6497: Powder organic coatings for steel.

BS 8207: Energy efficiency in buildings.

BS 8220: Security of buildings against crime

Part 1: Dwellings.

Part 2: Offices and shops

BS 8233 : Code of practice for sound insulation and noise reduction for buildings.

BS CP3: Chapter V: Part 2 Wind loads

BS CP 153: Windows and Roof lights.

Part 1: 1969: Cleaning and Safety.

Part 2: 1970: Durability and Maintenance.

Part 3: 1972: Sound insulation.

Part 4:

DD 67: Sunlight

DD 73: Daylight

DD 178: Methods of test for setting glazing compounds for use in softwood and steel frames.

British Board of Agrément

Methods of Assessment and Test (MOAT):

MOAT No. 1: UEAtc Directive for the Assessment of Windows for casement and tilt/turn windows for test pressure classes as defined by BBA and BS 6375 : Part 1 : 1983 “Performance of windows - Classification for weathertightness (including guidance on selection and specification)”.

MOAT No 17: UEAtc Directive for the Assessment of PVC-U.

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