Fire Tests

A number of our building envelope systems have passed British Standard fire tests conducted by a certified third party. These tests aim to support and reassure customers who are specifying systems on new build or refurbishment projects when considering how a building will behave in fire.
A vital design consideration, fire testing can help to ensure that the structure will not contribute to the spread of any fire, as stipulated by building regulations.

BS EN ISO 1716: 2010

Determination of the heat of combustion for building products
To determine the performance of polyester power coat (PPC) when tested in accordance with BS EN ISO 1716: 2010

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BS EN 13823:2010+A1:2014

Reaction to fire tests for building products – building products excluding floorings exposed to the thermal attack by a single burning item.
To determine the fire performance of Bailey Stainless Steel Fusion Panel (galvanised honeycomb) when tested in accordance with BS EN 13823:2010+A1:2014

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BS 6853: 1999: Annex B.2 (Withdrawn) / LUL s1085 Attachment A.2

Determination of weighted summation of toxic fume, R – Area based test method
To determine the toxic fume produced from Bailey Stainless Steel Fusion Panel when tested in accordance with BS 6853: 1999.

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BS 6853: 1999: Annex D.8.4 (Withdrawn) / LUL S1085:2015: Attachment B.6 ¬

Methods for measuring smoke density – panel test
To determine the smoke density of the following product when testing in accordance with BD 6853: 1999.

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Class 0 summary report

Confirms that BS476 Part 6 & Part 7 tests have been completed and that requirements for Class 0 have been achieved
Bailey Aluminium Platinum Rainscreen
We consider the results of the tests to BS476 Part 6 & Part 7 demonstrate that the product complies with the requirements for Class 0 fire safety.

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BS 476: PART 6: 1989+A1:2009

Method of testing for fire propagation for product
To determine the performance of Bailey Stainless Steel Fusion Panel (Galvanised Honeycomb) when tested in accordance with BS 476: Part 6: 1989+A1:2009

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BS 476: PART 7: 1997

Method for classification of the surface spread of flame of products
To determine the performance of Bailey Stainless Steel Fusion Panel (Galvanised Honeycomb) when tested in accordance with BS 476: Part 7: 1997.

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CWCT (Centre for Window & Cladding Technology) use various testing methods, which determine the level of serviceability of a window, façade or cladding systems when subjected to various levels of water, air and solid object impact. The final level of certifications depends on the pressure reached or the degree of damage caused after impact.
The standards that make up the CWCT tests are calculated to give independent verification that windows and cladding designed for the building envelope will achieve the values expected.
Façade failure is the most common cause of failure in a new building (source: Centre for Window and Cladding Technology).
CWCT testing, combined with good design and installation, will give ultimate peace-of-mind that a product will deliver on its intended performance.
The tests include:
• Test pressure requirements based on design and wind load
• Exfiltration
• Air leakage
• Impact
• Suction
Products now tested to CWCT standards include:
– Platinum Rainscreen types:
• Linear (cassette panels with joint straps)
• Modular (cassette panels with folded ends)
• Fusion (1.5mm aluminium cassette panels with a honeycombed aluminium backing pressure bonded to the rear of each panel)
– V-Plank Rainscreen
– 102mm I-Line system with 300mm web.



The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) accreditation has been developed to encourage companies to improve road freight, including safety, vehicle emissions and enhanced operations. Many organisations will now not allow drivers onto a site without this accreditation.
In a thorough audit, Bailey was required to submit detailed information on its past two years of fleet fuel consumption, CO2 emission calculations and tyre use. Alongside this, our two HGV drivers underwent a comprehensive training programme, including Van Smart Training covering safety, productivity and fuel efficiency and the Safe Urban Driving (SUD) course.
FORS Bronze and Silver give customers reassurance that we are meeting legislative requirements, as well as being sustainable, while ensuring deliveries are made as efficiently and swiftly as possible.


FORS Bronze

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FORS Silver

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ISO 9001 Quality Management

One of the best known standards, ISO 9001 addresses various aspects of quality management and provides guidance and tools to guarantee that Bailey’s products and services consistently improve in quality to meet customer requirements.

An independent international organisation, ISO includes 162 national standards bodies and 21,895 standards. These world-class standards support innovation, ensuring quality, safety and efficiency. Globally, new and existing clients are now actively looking for these accreditations in order to meet their own regulatory commitments.

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The British Board of Agreement (BBA)

The British Board of Agrément (BBA), widely acknowledged to be the UK’s single most important approval body for construction products, has awarded both Bailey System 17000 and Bailey Atlantic with full Agrément certificates.
This accreditation states that both are long lasting, high quality roof waterproofing systems, with resistance to wind uplift and foot traffic.
BBA approval is recognised by building control, government departments, architects, local authorities, specifiers, and industry insurers like the NHBC, as unbiased and impartial confirmation of the product’s performance and durability. Selecting BBA approved products enables the specifier and contractor to avoid problems at any stage of the building process and queries about the performance of key products.
The following certificates can be viewed and downloaded as proof that the product has been rigorously tested and compliant with Building Regulations, and is proven to last for the defined period.


Bailey Atlantic BBA Certificate

Bailey Atlantic is a sustainable TPE (thermoplastic polyethylene) single ply roofing membrane available in 3 thicknesses.
“Durability – under normal service conditions the membranes will provide a durable roof waterproofing with a service life in excess of 25 years.”

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Bailey System 17000 BBA

Bailey System 17000 bitumen felt membrane is continually tested and refined, maintaining the optimal balance of bitumen, plasticisers and fillers to ensure the highest quality waterproofing.
“Durability — under normal service conditions the system will provide a durable waterproof covering with a service life in excess of 30 years.”

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Sustainability is incredibly important in modern construction. Therefore, many projects are being considered for BREEAM accreditation.
BREEAM (The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) was first published by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 1990 and is the world’s longest established method of assessing, rating, and certifying the sustainability of buildings.
Many of our building envelope systems can contribute to attaining credits in the BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 guidelines, helping a building to achieve its overall BREEAM rating.
For example, Bailey Atlantic, our single ply flat roofing system, is a TPO / TPE membrane, which means it can obtain credits under “responsible sourcing of materials” in that they have none of the potentially harmful environmental factors associated with the manufacture of PVC membranes. They contain no chlorides or HCFCs and there are no carcinogenic fumes as is the case with other materials.


We have pledged our support for the National Federation of Roofing Contractor Safe2Torch campaign. The campaign has been developed in partnership with contractor and manufacturer members of the NFRC and seeks to significantly reduce the risk of roof fires when using gas torches, either to dry out roofs or when used to install torch-on membranes.



Pledging support means we have read and understood the NFRC’s guidance and are committed to promoting and implementing the campaign throughout our organisation.

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ISO 14001:2015 - Environmental Management

ISO 14001 focuses on environmental performance. With sustainability a key pillar of our company values, it was important that we achieved this standard to build on its green credentials. From air conditioning and cleaning products, to recycling, waste reduction and fleet emissions, ISO 14001 covers the breadth of the business.

Click here to view our environmental policy: PRO.F21 Bailey UK Envelope Environmental Policy ISO14001

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