A commitment to improvement

By Wintech.

Wintech Testing and Certification is a leading independent Ukas-accredited testing laboratory and certification body, specialising in the building facade industry and providing 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, we can provide the necessary testing services to ensure that 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.

Our state of the art testing facility, based in Telford, Shropshire, boasts one of the widest ranges of testing services across the facade industry. Our facade 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.

Wintech was 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 – today offering a range of glass testing covering impact resistance, fragmentation and bend strength testing.

Over the last 10 years, Wintech has 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 has a number of the largest security testing rigs available that can accommodate some of the bigger products on the market including sliding and bifolding doors.

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 the only provider of both testing and certification for curtain walling and rainscreen cladding systems.

We also added management system certification to our comprehensive services, offering ISO 9001 certification, which can be key to establishing working relationships with new customers and organisations by demonstrating 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 facade industry experts. We are also here to help those certified to ISO 9001:2008 update to ISO 9001:2015 ahead of the 2018 deadline.