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

Durability and Aesthetic Testing

Whether due to weather conditions or human activity, products and systems exposed to outdoor...

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Weather Resistance & Wind Serviceability

Understanding how a construction product or system will perform under real-world applications of weathering...

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Bespoke Testing

We have unique, UKAS accredited Testing Laboratories (No 0357) that are not readily available...

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Failure Analysis Testing

It is vital to understand any limitations in a product’s use or in its...

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Structural and Integrity Testing

At BBA Test Services, we know that integrity and reliability are the most important...

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Energy performance testing

The thermal performance of construction products plays an increasingly significant part in the decision-making...

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