Buildings must be designed to accommodate the types of impact associated with everyday use. Wintech is able to carry out onsite UKAS accredited testing to determine the impact resistance of installed facades in accordance with a number of Standards, including BS EN 14019, BS 8200 and CWCT section 15.
The testing process employs a number of calibrated impactors to apply soft body and hard body impacts of varying strengths to the façade. Either a double tyre impactor or a glass-filled leather bag with a mass of 50 kg are used for soft-body impact testing; stainless steel balls with a mass of 0.5 kg and 1.0 kg are used for the hard-body impact testing. The type of impactor used and the impact energy applied are specified in the test standard and relate to the risk of impact to the façade in every day use.