Clearview National December 2017 - Issue 193 - Page 54

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS WINTECH OFFERS LEADING RANGE OF TESTING AND CERTIFICATION » » WINTECH TESTING & Certification is one of the UK’s leading independent UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratories and Certification Bodies. Specialising in the building façade Industry and providing expert testing services across the UK and internationally for more than 22 years. Thanks to our UKAS accreditation our testing and certification is recognised by a wide range of global institutions. As a DCLG- approved notified test laboratory (No. 1288), we can provide you with the necessary testing services to ensure that your products comply with the requirements for CE Marking in line with the Construction Products Regulation. At Wintech, we strive to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction, always delivering a prompt project turnaround with the shortest possible lead times, flexible scheduling and the timely issue of reports and certificates. Our commitment to the ethos of continuous improvement, is achieved by investing in new technologies and through the active training and professional development of our staff. WHAT WE CAN OFFER Façade Testing Our state of the art testing facility, based in Telford, Shropshire, boasts one of the widest ranges of testing services across the façade industry. Our façade laboratory can accommodate 13 large-scale test mock-ups where we can facilitate curtain wall test specimens of up to 12m x 12m including sloped, returns and complex details. We can also accommodate rainscreen test specimens of up to 12m x 12m including or excluding backing walls all of which are subject to the relevant British, European and American testing standards. Glazing Testing Wintech were the first laboratory to gain UKAS accreditation to BS EN 12600 glass impact testing back in 2000 and have added a full suite of glass testing services ever since. 54 » DEC 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Today offering a range of glass testing covering impact resistance, fragmentation and bend strength testing. Window and Door Testing Over the last 10 years, Wintech have branched out in to testing of window and door systems in both the domestic and commercial markets. We boast a comprehensive list of UKAS accredited testing Standards that cover everything from weather performance, durability and security. Wintech possess a number of the largest security testing rigs available that can accommodate some of the bigger products on the market including sliding and bi-folding doors. WinMark Certification In 2014, the success of our testing divisions led to the decisions to expand our offering and in 2015, Wintech became a UKAS Accredited Certification Body. This had been a long time coming and had been requested many times by our client base. So it was no surprise that our WinMark Schemes for the Enhanced Security of Windows and Doors became an instant success. The schemes were designed so that a fabricator can demonstrate that it conforms to the requirements laid down by Secured by Design which are becoming increasingly common throughout the industry. The success of our Third Party Certification division has seen further investment with the introduction of our WinMark scheme covering the Performance of Curtain Walling and Rainscreen Cladding. The scheme pulls together the mandatory requirements specified in various Standards, specifications and Building Regulations to provide a simple route to demonstrate conformance with a variety of industry requirements. It also allows fabricators and installers to satisfy the requirements of NHBC Standards Section 6.9. Wintech is proud to be the only provider of both testing and certification for curtain walling and rainscreen cladding systems. To top it all off, we also added management system certification to our comprehensive services, offering ISO 9001 certification. This can be key to establishing working relationships with new customers and organisations by demonstrating your commitment to quality control and continuous improvement. If you are currently certified you can transfer your certification to Wintech and gain the maximum benefit of façade industry experts. We are also here to help those certified to ISO 9001:2008 update to ISO 9001:2015 ahead of the 2018 deadline. Our commitment to continuous improvement includes further investment throughout 2018, where we look forward to expanding our range of testing and certification services. For more information about testing or certification please visit our website at www.wintechtesting.com or call a member of our team on 01952 586580.