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What is CWCT Testing and When is it Required?

What is CWCT Testing and When is it Required!

Abigail Moses 12th February 2023

What is CWCT Testing and When is it Required?

CWCT (Centre for Window and Cladding Technology) testing is a vital aspect of ensuring the durability and performance of building envelopes.

Want to find out exactly what this test entails? In short, it is a process of evaluating the structural performance, water tightness, air permeability and thermal performance of windows, doors, and curtain walling systems. The testing is fundamental for businesses involved in the manufacture, installation and maintenance of these systems, including architects, contractors, building owners and facility managers.

When is a CWCT Needed?

A building typically requires a CWCT test when it is constructed or undergoing renovations/refurbishments. The testing is usually required for new build projects and for existing buildings that are undergoing significant changes to their façade systems, such as the replacement of windows, doors or curtain walling. The testing is also necessary for existing buildings that are undergoing maintenance or repair work to their building envelopes.

Additionally, some buildings may require periodic testing to ensure that their façade systems continue to perform as intended and to comply with regulatory requirements. The frequency of these tests can vary depending on the type of building and its location, but they are typically carried out every five to ten years. At Facade Group, we boast a deep understanding of these complex requirements and are able to advise on CWCT testing options.

Using a UKAS-accredited Testing Provider

At Facade Group, we are a UKAS-accredited tested provider. This means we are verified to deliver CWCT services that have been verified.-

The use of a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited firm for CWCT testing is crucial as it provides assurance that the testing process is carried out in accordance with strict industry standards. UKAS accreditation demonstrates that the firm has the necessary skills, expertise, and equipment to carry out accurate and reliable testing, thereby giving confidence to clients and stakeholders in the quality of the results. By using a UKAS accredited firm, businesses can ensure that their building envelope systems meet the required performance criteria and comply with relevant regulations, which is essential for the safety and well-being of the building users.

Request a Quote for CWCT Tests

To request a free CWCT test quote for your building/buildings, contact the Facade Group team today!

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Abigail Moses, 12th February 2023