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Testing, inspection and certification services

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BRE provides independent testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services, from individual products to whole buildings.

As leaders in safety

As leaders in safety for the built environment and an independent, international certification body, we rigorously test your product against published standards. We can also develop bespoke testing for unique or new products. Certified products are listed in RedBook or GreenBook.

About our testing, inspection and certification services

About our testing, inspection and certification services

If you need to verify the performance of your products, or give the market confidence in innovative solutions, we can help. Our testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services give you the confidence that your product’s claims are credible. We certify the safety of a range of products and services including fire, security, construction, environmental management processes and systems.

We use a thorough process that includes independent assessment and validation of the evidence you give us about your product, service, or practice.

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Fire safety testing

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

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Lighting testing

Lighting testing

Get impartial advice on the performance of new lighting technologies, innovative strategies and integrating electric lighting with daylighting.

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Wind load testing

Our wind engineering test facilities are among the best in the UK, with wind tunnels that can simulate environments like open countryside and city centres.

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Wind load testing
Electrical testing

Electrical testing

We conduct rigorous tests and certify electrical products and installations, and provide research and best practice recommendations for electrical work.

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Engineering testing and support

We use specialist testing to investigate the real behaviour of your structures, systems and products. Our structures laboratory is large enough to test at full scale.

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Engineering testing and support
Indoor environment testing

Indoor environment testing

Our testing and monitoring services for indoor environments include acoustics, air quality, HVAC, nitrous oxide and ventilation.

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Heat pump testing

We offer recognised and trusted test reports for heat pumps, with assessments in the precisely controlled environmental chambers in our UKAS-accredited facility.

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Heat pump testing
Environmental testing

Environmental testing

We offer an environmental assessment service for air quality, buildings chemical risk, construction products and material, contaminated land, light, noise and more.

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Materials testing

We test materials, including innovative materials, and analyse their performance with the benefit of extensive facilities and years of historic test data.

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Materials testing
Mental health product testing

Mental health product testing

Our services help the health sector to create safe and hazard-free environments for mental health in-patients.

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Natural light

Full daylight and sunlight analysis, including natural light for new properties and the impact on existing homes. We also cover rights to light and overshadowing and the effects of trees and buildings with reflective surfaces.

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Natural light
Outdoor environment testing

Outdoor environment testing

Our outdoor environment testing services include TV reception assessments, to determine the impact of new tall buildings on the surrounding area.

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Thermal performance testing

We test thermal performance in buildings including junctions and thermal bridging, to understand insulation and heat loss.

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Thermal performance testing
Standards

Standards

Testing against published standards gives customers confidence that they can rely on your products and services to deliver the promised performance and benefits.

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Acoustics testing service

We provide testing services for the built environment, including sound insulation testing of partitions, doors, windows, downlights as well as sound power emission of mechanical and electrical products.

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Acoustics testing service

Testing case studies

Testing case studies

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