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Test method and classification for external fire exposure roof coverings CEN/TS 1187 and EN 13501-5



We determine the reaction to fire properties and fire class of construction products.  As our customer you can benefit from our services during the product development and we help you to plan the testing arrangements for determining the fire class of your product.

External fire exposure to roofs CEN/TS 1187 (Test 2)

Ignitability and flame spread of roof coverings are measured with this test method.

Test specimens are mounted as in their end use application taking account substrate and fixing. Mounting and fixing of roof covering in test influence the field of application of the test results and validity of classification.

The method is used in classification of roof coverings in class BROOF (t2).

Classification of roof coverings EN 13501-5+A1

Test methods and classification criteria for roof coverings are presented in the classification standard EN 13501-5+A1. There are classification criteria for four test methods (German, French, English and Nordic). These test methods are specified in the technical specification CEN/TS 1187.

There are two classes based on the Nordic test method CEN/TS 1187 Test 2; BROOF (t2) and FROOF (t2). Class FROOF (t2) means that ignitability and flame spread of the product has not been measured or that the product does not meet the requirements of class BROOF (t2).

Our testing services for construction products and fire classifications

We make tests according to the standard test methods for classification. The test methods depend on the fire class and product. We help also in planning of the test arrangements.

Test method which can be used in product development and in prediction of heat release and classification in SBI test:

CE marking for construction products

Our certification and product approval services for construction products

Fire safety regulations in Finland

Regulations and guidelines concerning fire safety of buildings are shown in E1 the National Building Code of Finland, degree of the Ministry of the Environment on fire safety of buildings.

E1 the National Building Code of Finland (in Finnish)

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Tel. +358 20 722 7070
Fax +358 20 722 7001
Opening hours 9:00 - 11:00 and
12:00 - 15:00,
GMT +2 time zone