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

WINDOWS AND DOORS GENERALLY

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

GLASS

BS 952-2 Terminology for work on glass
BS 5713 Specification for Double glazed units, hermetically sealed.
BS6206 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
BS 6262-4 Safety related to human impact
BS EN 356 Testing and Classification of resistance against attack.

Security Glazing

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

WINDOWS AND DOORS WEATHER PERFORMANCE

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

CURTAIN WALLING WEATHER PERFORMANCE

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

SECURITY

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

Dwellings

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

Offices and Shops

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

Storage, Industrial and distribution premises

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

Glass in Buildings, Security Glazing

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

GASKETS AND SEALANTS

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

Rubber used in preformed gaskets for weather exclusion from buildings.

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

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

BS EN 12365-2 Linear compression force test method.

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

BS EN 12365-3 Deflection Recovery Test Method

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

BS EN 12365-4 Recovery after accelerated ageing test method

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

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

ALUMINIUM AND ALUMINIUM ALLOYS

BS EN 485-1 Technical conditions for inspection and delivery

Sheet strip and plate

BS EN 485-2 Mechanical Properties

Sheet Strip and Plate

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

Sheet Strip and Plate

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

Sheet Strip and Plate

BS EN 515 Temper Designations

Wrought Products

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

Extruded bar, tube, profiles

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

Technical conditions for inspection and delivery.

ALUMINIUM FINISHES

BS 3987 Specification for anodic oxidation coatings on wrought aluminium for external architectural applications
BS4842 Specification for liquid organic coatings for application to aluminium alloy extrusions, sheet and preformed sections for external architectural applications .
BS 6496 Specification for powder organic coatings for application and stoving to aluminium alloy extrusions, sheet and preformed sections coated with powder organic coatings
BS EN 12206-1 Paints and Varnishes.  Powder Coating of Aluminium for architectural purposes
BS EN 12373-1 Method for specifying decorative and protective anodic oxidation coatings on aluminium
BS EN 12373-2 Aluminium and Aluminium alloys. Anodising.  Gravimetric Method

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

METAL FINISHING

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

Aluminium, zinc, their alloys.

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

OTHER METALS

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

DESIGN AND SAFETY

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

Code of Practice for dead and imposed loads

BS6399-2 Structural use of aluminium.

Code of Practice for Design

BS8118-1 Structural use of aluminium.

Code of Practice for Design

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

Windows, Doors and Rooflights

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

Windows Doors and Rooflights.

BS8300 Code of practice. Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people.
BS EN 14024 Metal profiles with Thermal Barriers, Mechanical Performance
BS EN 12046-1 Windows, Test Method, Operating Forces.
BS EN 12046-2 Doors, Test Method, Operating Forces.
CP153-2 Durability and Maintenance.

Windows and Rooflights

QUALITY

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

Workmanship on building sites

BS 8000-7 Code of practice for Glazing

Workmanship on Building sites.

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

Workmanship on building sites

BS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems

OTHER

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

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