Accreditations and affiliations
Independent Quality and Performance Accreditation
All of Lorient's products are backed by extensive test evidence - but in addition to this, Lorient also submits its products for independent performance verification, wherever a suitable scheme exists.
Three independent accreditation schemes exist with particular relevance to smoke seals and fire seals. Their purpose is to set benchmark quality and performance requirements, which go beyond the simple passing of a single smoke or fire test.
British Board of Agrément
BBA approvals provide independent assurance for the designer, specifier and end-user as to the “fitness-for-purpose” of building products. To achieve this accreditation, Lorient acoustic, smoke and fire seals were subjected to a comprehensive appraisal, conducted over a two year period. Rigorous audits of the manufacturer’s procedures are regularly conducted and it is a condition of BBA approval that a complete re-appraisal of the relevant products is carried out at, maximum, 3-year intervals. Lorient seals have successfully completed this review process on each occasion since the original approval was awarded. Lorient remains the only manufacturer of combined acoustic, smoke and fire seals to hold BBA approval on its mainstream range of seals.
For more information, visit www.bbacerts.co.uk
CERTIFIRE is independent third party product certification operated by Warrington Certification Limited, and accredited by UKAS. Lorient has held CERTIFIRE certification for many years, and has achieved the more rigorous requirements of the revised schedule for fire and smoke seals, TS35. The company also holds CERTIFIRE certification on its entire range of glazing products; its Batwing® acoustic and smoke seal; and several of its Lorient Architectural Seals; and now - a range of fire and smoke resistant dampers / air transfer grilles.
For more information, visit www.warringtonfire.net
CERTIFIRE certificates can be found in the download section of relevant product pages or here.
IFC Certification Ltd is a UKAS approved and internationally recognised provider of third party Certification services. Lorient has been awarded IFC certification in 2008, having met the requirements of the SD13 schedule for Penetration and Linear Gap seals on a number of fireseal and combined smoke and fire seal products.
For more information, visit www.ifccertification.com