BFRC licence holders are reminded that suppliers of their sealed units have a legal obligation to comply
The British Fenestration Ratings Council’s (BFRC) advice concerns BS EN 1279 Glass in Buildings: Insulating Glass Units.
It makes clear that this is not a new requirement. Since the 1 July 2013 it has been mandatory for sealed unit manufacturers to meet the requirement of the Construction Products Regulation (2013) and subsequent CE Marking.
It is a legal requirement for unit manufacturers to declare the performance of their products. As such a sealed unit supplier should be able to provide you with documentary evidence to confirm the product has been tested appropriately.
All sealed units must meet the requirements of Part 2 of BS En 1279. However, if purchasing gas filled sealed units, a supplier must be able to demonstrate that they have passed BS EN 1279 Part 3.
It is not acceptable to claim the sealed unit complies with BS EN 1279 when it is undergoing test, as the outcome is unknown. As the supplier of the
window you have a responsibility to ensure that the IGUs used within your windows comply.
For further information, visit the website: www.bfrc.org
Caption It is a legal requirement for unit manufacturers to declare the performance of their products.