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Fire safety testing services

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We have one of the largest fire research and testing laboratories in Europe where we offer testing for fire resistance, fire detection and suppression.

Our fire testing services

BRE Global is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No 0578. We can comprehensively test, predict and assess the fire performance of products and materials to British, European, Marine and International fire-test standards.

BRE has extensive and unique world class facilities for fire safety testing, including:

  • Resistance and reaction to fire test rigs, including ad-hoc testing

  • Modelling facilities including physical scale and numerical

  • Burn hall with environmental protection.

With world-class expertise in fire research and testing we can also develop experimental facilities to meet the specific requirements of your research project.

Our fire testing services
Our fire testing services

Our fire testing services

We test reaction and resistance to fire testing of materials and structures, and the performance testing of:

  • Fire suppression components and systems, such as extinguishers and sprinklers

  • Detection and alarm systems and cables

  • Smoke and heat ventilation systems.

Our LPCB team also provides third-party certification of fire products and services.

Testing advice

With extensive fire testing facilities and a highly qualified team of expert scientists and engineers, we can help you with practical solutions, technical advice and bespoke services.

We are at the forefront of the development of all new test standards – such the European test standards – and are able to help and advise on all new fire testing methods.

Regulatory testing

We carry out testing to demonstrate compliance with UK Building Regulations, and for European Classification and CE marking.

Full list of fire testing facilities

Our facilities are located in four laboratories at BRE Science Park near Watford and include:

  • BRE burn hall with smoke management used for determining heat release rates for input to fire safety engineering design.

  • Fire resistance furnace hall with smoke management

  • 10 MW (9mx9m hood) calorimeter with optional sprinkler protection.

  • 2MW (3mx3m hood) calorimeter with option of ISO 9705 room corner test (reference test for the Euroclasses).

  • Sprinkler performance and distribution test facility.

  • LPS 1230 fire suppression (halon replacement evaluation) performance facility.

  • BS 8414 external cladding test facility.

  • LPS 1181 sandwich panel performance test facility.

  • BS 476 all parts relevant to the Building Regulations (reaction to fire and fire resistance).

  • All European fire tests relevant to the Building Regulations (reaction to fire and fire resistance).

  • CEN/TS 1187 Test 4, constituent of EN 13501-5 for external fire performance of roofs.

  • Ad hoc space for fire recreations and ad hoc experiments.

  • Analytical chemistry facilities for sampling of chemical species.

  • Miscellaneous large-scale and intermediate-scale experimental rigs for studying linings, cable and other linear products.

  • Fire detection and fire suppression testing to European and International standards including heat and smoke detectors, alarm panels, gaseous extinguishing systems and sprinklers.

  • Computational fluid dynamics and risk-based computational fire modelling suite.

Get in touch

Get in touch

For more information, call us on +443333218811, email us at or use the online form.

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