European/British Standards and Codes of Practice

There are many British and European Standards which apply directly or indirectly to glass for use in building.  Although not exhaustive, the following lists some of the most commonly used.

British and European Standards (BS EN)

BS EN 356: Glass in building – Security glazing - Testing and classification of resistance against manual attack

 

BS EN 357: Glass in building - Fire resistant glazed elements with transparent or translucent glass products - Classification of fire resistance (expected to withdrawn)

BS EN 410: Glass in building - Determination of luminous and solar characteristics of glazing

BS EN 572: - Glass in building - Basic soda lime silicate glass products

  • Part 1: Definitions and general physical and mechanical properties
  • Part 2: Float glass
  • Part 3: Polished wired glass
  • Part 4: Drawn sheet glass
  • Part 5: Patterned glass
  • Part 6: Wired patterned glass
  • Part 7: Wired or unwired channel shaped glass
  • Part 8: Supplied and final cut sizes
  • Part 9: Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

 

BS EN 673: Glass in building - Determination of thermal transmittance (U Value) - Calculation method

BS EN 674: Glass in building - Determination of thermal transmittance (U Value). Guarded hot plate method

BS EN 675: Glass in building - Determination of thermal transmittance (U Value) - Heat flow meter method

BS EN 1036: Glass in building - Mirrors from silver-coated float glass for internal use

  • Part 1: Definitions, requirements and test methods
  • Part 2: Evaluation of Conformity/Product standard

 

BS EN 1063: Glass in building - Security glazing – Testing and classification of resistance against bullet attack

BS EN 1096: Glass in building - Coated glass

  • Part 1: Definitions and classification
  • Part 2: Requirements and test methods for class A, B, and S coatings
  • Part 3: Requirements and test methods for class C and D Coatings
  • Part 4: Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

 

BS EN 1279: Glass in building – Insulating glass units

  • Part 1: Generalities, dimensional tolerances and rules for the system description
  • Part 2: Long term test method and requirements for moisture penetration
  • Part 3: Long term test method and requirements for gas leakage rate and for gas concentration tolerances
  • Part 4: Methods of test for the physical attributes of edge seals
  • Part 5: Evaluation of conformity
  • Part 6: Factory production control and periodic tests

 

BS EN 1288: Glass in building - Determination of bending strength of glass

  • Part 1: Fundamentals of testing glass
  • Part 2: Coaxial double ring test on flat specimens with large test surface areas
  • Part 3: Test with specimen supported at two points (four point bending)
  • Part 4: Testing of channel shaped glass
  • Part 5: Coaxial double ring test on flat specimens with small test surface areas

 

BS EN 1748: Glass in building – Special basic products

  • Part 1-1: Borosilicate glasses - Definition and general physical and mechanical properties
  • Part 1-2: Borosilicate glasses - Evaluation of conformity/Product standard
  • Part 2-1: Glass ceramics - Definitions and general physical and mechanical properties
  • Part 2-2: Glass ceramics - Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

BS EN 1863: Glass in building – Heat strengthened soda lime silicate glass

  • Part 1: Definition and description
  • Part 2: Evaluation of Conformity/Product standard

 

BS EN 12150: Glass in building – Thermally toughened soda lime silicate safety glass

  • Part 1: Definition and description
  • Part 2: Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

 

BS EN 12337: Glass in building – Chemically strengthened soda lime silicate glass

  • Part 1: Definition and description
  • Part 2: Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

BS EN ISO 12543: Glass in building - Laminated glass and laminated safety glass

  • Part 1: Definitions and description of component parts
  • Part 2: Laminated safety glass
  • Part 3: Laminated glass
  • Part 4: Test methods for durability
  • Part 5: Dimensions and edge finishing
  • Part 6: Appearance

BS EN 14449: Glass in building - Laminated glass and laminated safety glass - Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

BS EN 12600: Glass in building – Pendulum test – Impact test method and classification for flat glass

BS EN 12758: Glass in building - Glazing and airborne sound insulation - Product descriptions and determination of properties

 

BS EN 12898: Glass in building - Determination of the emissivity

 

BS EN 13022: Glass in building - Structural sealant glazing

  • Part 1: Glass products for structural sealant glazing systems supported and unsupported monolithic and multiple glazing
  • Part 2: Assembly rules

 

BS EN 13024: Glass in building – Thermally toughened borosilicate safety glass

  • Part 1: Definition and Description
  • Part 2: Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

 

BS EN 13541: Glass in building - Security glazing - Testing and classification of resistance against explosion pressure

 

BS EN 14178: Glass in building – Basic alkaline earth silicate glass products

  • Part 1: Float glass
  • Part 2: Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

 

BS EN 14179: Glass in building - Heat soaked thermally toughened soda lime silicate safety glass

  • Part 1: Definition and description
  • Part 2: Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

 

BS EN 14321: Glass in building – Thermally toughened alkaline earth silicate safety glass

  • Part 1: Definition and description
  • Part 2: Evaluation of conformity/Product standard

 

BS EN 15998: Glass in building - Safety in case of fire, fire resistance - Glass testing methodology for the purpose of classification

 

 

 

British Standards (BS)

BS 476 Fire tests on building materials and structures

  • Part 22: Methods for determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction

 

BS 857: Specification for safety glass for land transport

BS 952: Glass for glazing

  • Part 1: Classification
  • Part 2: Terminology for work on glass

BS 3193: Specification for thermally toughened glass panels for use in domestic appliances

BS 3463: Specification for observation and gauge glasses for pressure vessels

 

BS 5357: Code of practice for installation of security glazing

BS 5516: Patent glazing and sloping glazing for buildings

  • Part 1: Code of practice for design and installation of sloping and vertical patent glazing
  • Part 2: Code of practice for sloping glazing

 

BS 6262: Glazing for buildings

  • Part 1: General methodology for the selection of glazing
  • Part 2: Code of practice for energy, light and sound
  • Part 3: Code of practice for fire, security and wind loading
  • Part 4: Code of practice for safety related to human impact
  • Part 6: Code of practice for special applications
  • Part 7: Code of practice for the provision of information

BS 8000: Workmanship on building sites

  • Part 7: Code of practice for glazing