Product approval & certification

BBA certification is recognised throughout the construction industry as a symbol of quality and reassurance. It's the vital ingredient in the provision of assurance, quality and integrity to a plethora of stakeholders in the construction industry.

UV Testing

Ultraviolet exposure testing (UV testing) considers the durability of a material or component when subjected to UV rays. For any product designed for outdoor/external use, it is important to understand if the material will continue to perform over its life. 


Ultraviolet exposure testing is performed to understand how a material will withstand the effects of ultraviolet exposure, which can cause changes and damage to the properties and life of a material. 

At the BBA we undertake ultraviolet exposure & UV testing programs using either xenon arc or florescent bulb testing to simulate a variety of environmental factors involved in real-world scenarios. 

In addition to solar radiation and weather testing, we also offer a suite of complementary tests across a variety of product areas to help quantify the effect of UV exposure on aesthetic and physical properties.

Our test offering also offers bespoke services and undertakes benchmark testing against 

• BS EN ISO 4892 - Plastics

• BS EN ISO 16474 - Paints and varnishes

• BS EN 927-6 - Paints and varnishes

• BS EN 13859 - Flexible sheets for waterproofing 

• EOTA TR010 - Exposure procedure for artificial weathering

Contact us today to find out how the BBA can help you achieve the results you require for your UV  testing. 


Test services