UKAS and Indicative Testing

Nico are pleased to announce that we now have a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No 9458. This laboratory is accredited to test to BS EN 6375 Pts 1, 2 & 3 and PAS024:2016. Nico have indicatively tested windows for many years but believe the importance of UKAS tested product in the market place has never been higher. Fully independent testing ( at the appropriately named ‘Window Test Centre’ ) is available for Nico customers and systems companies. The full scope of accredited testing is available on the UKAS website and from the Nico technical department ( 01255 422333 ).

The Nico test facility also has the capability to carry out indicative testing to a number of British Standards. We offer the opportunity for our customers to test their products in preparation for full accredited testing
We can offer testing to:
  • PAS24:2016 Enhanced Security Performance requirements for doorsets and windows in the UK
  • BS 6375-2:2009 Performance of windows and doors
  • BS EN 1935:2002 Building Hardware. Single-axis hinges. Requirements and test methods.
  • BS EN ISO 9227:2012 Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres
We also carry out a full programme of audit testing on our products, ensuring conformity to all applicable standards. These include :
  • Locking systems tested in accordance with BS EN 13126-4:2008
  • Clause 7.2 Durability test grade 5 Cyclic test to 25,000 cycles (we actually test to 30,000 cycles)
  • Clause 7.3 Minimum closing device resistance test
  • Friction Hinges tested in accordance with BS EN 13126-6:2008
  • Clause 7.7 Durability test – Cyclic test to 25,000 cycles (we actually test to 30K cycles)
  • Door Hinges tested to BS EN 1935:2002 Building Hardware single axis hinges.
  • Testing to BS 1670:2007 Corrosion resistance of hardware
We are happy to visit our customers to discuss all aspects of testing and provide assistance and advice in preparation for accredited testing.