Certification for door and window customers is crucial and provides valuable reassurance of a quality product. All glass and IGUs used within fire doors and windows need to comply with industry standards and certification bodies have started to require more robust checks from component suppliers.
At Fire Glass UK we have been fully accredited to manufacture IGUs to Attestation Level 1 (Attestation of Conformity) for a number of years, meaning that our customers can rest assured that their products are manufactured to the highest safety standard every time with certified consistency.
As part of the Fire Glass SQS Promise to our customers (Safety, Quality, Service) we are committed to keeping up to date with certification and accreditation and providing our customers with products that continue to meet regulations in an ever-changing market.
With that in mind, and in order to provide our customers with additional assurance, we have recently acquired third party certification for our IGUs via Blue Sky Certification. This provides independent verification that our IGUs have the expected performance and have been audited and certified to be compliant to BSEN 1279-2 and 3 standard.
Blue Sky Certification is a UKAS accredited Certification Body and one recognised by Secured by Design (providing the certification required for door and window manufacturers and installers to apply for membership of SBD licensing schemes) and NHBC.
Accreditation is in three parts: an initial assessment, which includes a review of the relevant test evidence, followed by periodic audit inspections and audit tests to demonstrate that the performance of a product is maintained within ongoing production.
We are delighted to have received our Blue Sky Certification endorsing our IGUs and UKAS accreditation for our factory production control audits and periodic IGU testing for air and gas filled units.
Over the past 12 months or so we have been working jointly with our many composite door customers to ensure correct specification and test evidence and following a number of successful joint tests last year we are delighted to be able to offer additional comfort and peace of mind to our customers that Blue Sky Certification will provide.
All our products are fully traceable and are Certifire accredited. Our product range for IGUs is extensive with a number of options for both 30 minutes and 60 minutes integrity only or insulation options.