British standards on windows and external doorsets up for review

5 April 2017

The following standards have been flagged by BSI for review amd BWF would like to know if members have any comments.

BS 644:2012

This British Standard specifies requirements for the design, construction and performance of fully finished and glazed factory-assembled timber windows and external pedestrian doorsets of various types. It covers aspects such as profile design, tolerances, paint and stain finishes, glazing and performance characteristics including those that are linked to CE marking.

BS 8213-1:2004

This part of BS 8213 gives recommendations on the design, construction, operation and maintenance of windows, including door height windows, for safety in use and during cleaning, including safe opening characteristics and the arrangement of window controls, to safeguard occupants and passers-by. Of particular interest is the recommendations given for window restrictors and for the safe cleaning of windows including cleaning from inside the building and what is considered to be safe reach.


BSI require any comments regarding these standards to be submitted before 30 April 2017 therefore should any member wish to make comment please send these to kevin.underwood@bwf.org.uk by Friday 21 April.

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