Aluminium in Building – British, European & Other Standards

BSI (British Standards Institute) is the National Standards Body for the United Kingdom.  The following is a list of British and Other standards applicable to the use of Aluminium in Building and other door and window materials for general reference.

GENERAL STANDARDS

BS 4873Aluminium Alloy Windows
BS 5516-1Code of practice for design and installation of sloping and vertical patent glazing
BS 5516-2Patent Glazing and Sloping Glazing for Buildings
BS EN 13830Curtain Walling.  Product Standard

WINDOWS AND DOORS GENERALLY

BS 7950Specification for enhanced security performance of windows made from unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (PVC-U), aluminium, timber, steel or metal composite for domestic applications
PAS24-1Enhanced security performance requirements for door assemblies made from PVC-U, aluminium, timber or composite materials.
BS 644: 2003Timber windows –factory assembled
BS 4873Aluminium alloy windows
BS 6510Steel-framed windows and glazed doors.
BS 7412Plastic windows made from unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (PVC-U) extruded hollow profiles
PAS 23-1General performance requirements for door assemblies made from PVC-U, aluminium, timber or composite materials
BS 5286Aluminium framed sliding doors
EN 12209Locks and latches for doors in buildings
BS 3621:2007Thief resistant lock assembly. Key egress
BS 8621: 2007Thief resistant lock assembly. Keyless egress
BS 10621: 2007Thief resistant dual-mode lock assembly
EN 1303Enhanced security lock cylinders
BS 7386Draught strips for the draught control of existing doors and windows in housing
BS EN 12608PVC-U profiles for the fabrication of windows and doors
BS 4787-1:1980Internal and external doorsets, door leaves and frames
BS EN 1935: 2002Building hardware, single-axis hinges
BS EN 1154:1997Controlled door closing devices
BS EN 179:1998Emergency exit devices

GLASS

BS 952-2Terminology for work on glass
BS 5713Specification for Double glazed units, hermetically sealed.
BS6206Specification for impact performance requirements for flat safety glass and safety plastics for use in buildings.
BS 6262Code of practice for glazing for buildings
BS 6262-4Safety related to human impact
BS EN 356Testing and Classification of resistance against attack.

Security Glazing

BS EN 572-1Glass in Buildings.  Definitions and general properties
BS EN 673Calculation method.  Determination of Thermal Transmittance/U-Value
BS EN 1063Glass in buildings, Testing and Classification of resistance against bullet attack
BS EN 12600Pendulum testing, impact test method for flat glass and classification of same.

WINDOWS AND DOORS WEATHER PERFORMANCE

BS 6375-1Classification for weathertightness and guidance on selection and specification
BS 6375-2Specification for operation and strength characteristics, performance of windows
BS EN 1026Test method, Air Permeability
BS EN 1027Test method, Water tightness Windows and doors
BS EN 12207Air Permeability Classification
BS EN 12208Water tightness Classification
BS EN 12210Resistance to Wind Loadings Classification
BS EN 12211Resistance to Wind Loadings Test Method

CURTAIN WALLING WEATHER PERFORMANCE

BS EN 12152Performance requirements and classification for air permeability
BS EN 12153Test method for air permeability
BS EN 12154Performance requirements for Water Tightness
BS EN 12155Static Pressure in Laboratory test for water tightness
BS EN 12179Test method for resistance to wind load.
BS EN 13051Site Test for water tightness
BS EN 13116Performance requirements, resistance to wind loads
BS EN 13830Product standards, mandated requirements

SECURITY

BS 5357Installation of Security Glazing, Code of Practice
BS 7950Specification for enhanced security performance of windows made from unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (PVC-U), aluminium, timber, steel or metal composite for domestic applications
BS 8220-1Guide for security of buildings again crime.

Dwellings

BS 8220-2Guide for Security of buildings against crime.

Offices and Shops

BS 8220-3Guide for security of buldings against crime.

Storage, Industrial and distribution premises

BS EN 1063Testing and classification of resistance against bullet attack.

Glass in Buildings, Security Glazing

PAS 24-1Enhanced security performance requirements for door assemblies made from PVC-U, aluminium, timber or composite materials.

GASKETS AND SEALANTS

BS 2571Specification for general flexible pvc compounds for extrusion and moulding
BS 4254Specification for two part polysulphide based sealants
BS 4255-1Specification for non cellular gaskets.

Rubber used in preformed gaskets for weather exclusion from buildings.

BS 5215Specification for one part gun gradepolysulphide based sealants
BS 5889Speciication or one part gun grade silicone based sealant
BS EN 12365-1Performance requirements and classification.

Gaskets and weatherstripping for doors, windows, shutters and curtain walling

BS EN 12365-2Linear compression force test method.

Gaskets and weatherstripping for doors, windows, shutters and curtain walling

BS EN 12365-3Deflection Recovery Test Method

Gaskets and weatherstripping for doors, windows, shutters and curtain walling

BS EN 12365-4Recovery after accelerated ageing test method

Gaskets and weatherstripping for doors, windows, shutters and curtain walling

BS EN ISO 11600Jointing products in Building Construction.  Requirements and Classification

ALUMINIUM AND ALUMINIUM ALLOYS

BS EN 485-1Technical conditions for inspection and delivery

Sheet strip and plate

BS EN 485-2Mechanical Properties

Sheet Strip and Plate

BS EN 485-3Tolerances on dimensions and form for hot rolled products

Sheet Strip and Plate

BS EN 485-4Tolerances on dimensions and form for cold rolled products

Sheet Strip and Plate

BS EN 515Temper Designations

Wrought Products

BS EN 573-3Chemical Composition and form of wrought products
BS EN 573-4Chemical Composition and form of wrought products, Form.
BS EN 755-1Technical conditions for inspection and delivery

Extruded bar, tube, profiles

BS EN 755-2Extruded bar, tube, profiles – Mechanical Properties
BS EN 755-3Round Bars, Tolerances on dimension and form, Extruded bar, tube, profiles
BS EN 755-4Square Bars, Tolerances on dimension and form
BS EN 755-5Rectangular bars, Tolerances on dimension and form
BS EN 755-6Hexagonal Bars, Tolerances on dimension and form
BS EN 755-7Seamless Tubes, Tolerances on dimension and form
BS EN 755-8Porthole Tubes, Tolerances on dimension and form
BS EN 755-9Profiles, Tolerances on dimension and form
BS EN 12020-1Extruded precision profiles.

Technical conditions for inspection and delivery.

ALUMINIUM FINISHES

BS 3987Specification for anodic oxidation coatings on wrought aluminium for external architectural applications
BS4842Specification for liquid organic coatings for application to aluminium alloy extrusions, sheet and preformed sections for external architectural applications .
BS 6496Specification for powder organic coatings for application and stoving to aluminium alloy extrusions, sheet and preformed sections coated with powder organic coatings
BS EN 12206-1Paints and Varnishes.  Powder Coating of Aluminium for architectural purposes
BS EN 12373-1Method for specifying decorative and protective anodic oxidation coatings on aluminium
BS EN 12373-2Aluminium and Aluminium alloys. Anodising.  Gravimetric Method

Determination of mass per unit area (surface density) of anodic oxication coatings.

METAL FINISHING

BS 3382Specification for electroplate coatings on threaded components
BS 6338Specification for chromate conversion coatings.
BS 7479Method for salt-spray corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres
BS EN 1670Requirements and Test Methods for corrosion resistance, building hardware
BS EN 12329Electrodeposited Coatings.  Zinc with other treatments on iorn or steel.  Corrosion protection.
BS EN 12330Electrodeposited Coatings of cadmium on iron or steel.  Corrosion protection.
BS EN 12540Corrosion protection of metals. Electrodeposited coatings of nickel, nickel and chromium, copper and nickel and copper.
BS EN 22063Metallic and other inorganic coatings.

Aluminium, zinc, their alloys.

BS EN ISO 1461Specifications and test methods for hot dip galvanized coatings on fabricated iron and steel items.

OTHER METALS

BS 644Timber Windows .  Specification for factory assembled windows
BS 6510Specification for Steel Windows, Cills, Doors and Windows Boards
BS 7412Plastic Windows – specification for windows made from PVC-u extruded profiles.
BS EN 1774Zinc and zinc alloys.  Alloys for foundry purposes.
BS EN 10268General delivery conditions for Cold rolled flat products of high yield strength for cold forming.
BS EN 12844Zinc and zinc alloys and Castings, specifications
BS EN ISO 3506-1Bolts, Screws and Studs.  Mechanical Properties of corrosion resistant stainless steel fasteners.

DESIGN AND SAFETY

BS6262-4Safety related to human impact.  Glazing for Buildings
BS6375-2Performance of windows.  Specification for operation and strength characteristics
BS6399-1Loading for Buildings.

Code of Practice for dead and imposed loads

BS6399-2Structural use of aluminium.

Code of Practice for Design

BS8118-1Structural use of aluminium.

Code of Practice for Design

BS8213-1Code of Practice for safety in use and during cleaning of windows including door height windows and roof windows.

Windows, Doors and Rooflights

BS8213-4Code of practice for the installation of replacement windows and doors in dwellings.

Windows Doors and Rooflights.

BS8300Code of practice. Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people.
BS EN 14024Metal profiles with Thermal Barriers, Mechanical Performance
BS EN 12046-1Windows, Test Method, Operating Forces.
BS EN 12046-2Doors, Test Method, Operating Forces.
CP153-2Durability and Maintenance.

Windows and Rooflights

QUALITY

BS 8000-5Code of practice for carpentry, joinery and general fixings

Workmanship on building sites

BS 8000-7Code of practice for Glazing

Workmanship on Building sites.

BS 8000-16Code of practice for sealing joints in buildings using sealants

Workmanship on building sites

BS EN ISO 9001Quality Management Systems

OTHER

BS 1192-5Guide for structuring and exchange of CAD Data
BS 6100-1.3.5General and Miscellaneous

Parts of construction works for Doors, windows and openings. Glossary of building and civil engineering terms.