BS 7412:2007 - Specification for windows and doorsets made from unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (PVC-U) extruded hollow profiles – BSI British Standards

BS 7412:2007

Specification for windows and doorsets made from unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (PVC-U) extruded hollow profiles

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : April 2007



BS 7412 specifies requirements for the design, fabrication and performance of windows and glazed doorsets made from PVC-U extruded hollow profiles. It applies to windows and doorsets manufactured from PVC-U hollow profiles incorporating fusion welded corner joints.

BS 7412 applies to windows and doors fabricated into frames in a factory, to be installed vertically (within 15°) into the external face of buildings, as single or multi-light units, in coupled assemblies when appropriate, of the following types:

    1. Windows:
          a. Hinged: side-hung (open in or out), top-hung (open out), bottom-hung
              (open in), tilt and turn or turn before tilt;
          b. Projecting: side-hung (open in or open out) and top-hung (open out or
          c. Pivoted: horizontal and vertical (hung centrally or off-centre)including
          d. Sliding: horizontal and vertical;
          e. Side-hung: fully reversible;
          f. Fixed light;
    2. Doors:
          a. Single leaf single-swing doors with or without side lights and top panels;
          b. Double leaf single-swing doors with or without side lights and top panels.

It is applicable to assemblies in which any frame member is not longer than 3 m. It does not apply to curtain walls that span across horizontal structural members of floors but is applicable to windows within a curtain walling system.

This British Standard supersedes BS 7412:2002, which will be withdrawn in December 2008.

What’s new in?
This is a full revision of the 2002 standard, and introduces the following principal changes:
• Changes to take into account the publication of harmonized European product standard
• Information on how the requirements relate to the European Construction Products Directive.

Contents of BS7412
     1. Scope 
     2. Normative references
     3. Terms and definitions
     4. Handing
     5. Components
     6. Appearance and finish
     7. Fabrication
     8. Glazing
     9. Use, cleaning and maintenance
    10. Security
    11. Safety in case of fire
    12. Safety in use
    13. Weathertightness
    14. Operation and strength characteristics
    15. Hygiene, health and the environment
    16. Acoustic performance
    17. Energy conservation
    18. Marking

Annex A (informative) Guidance on the evaluation of conformity
Annex B (informative) Durability and recycling
Annex C (normative) Specification for handing
Annex D (normative) Weld test
Annex E (normative) Mechanical joint tests (mullion and transom joints)

Standard NumberBS 7412:2007
TitleSpecification for windows and doorsets made from unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (PVC-U) extruded hollow profiles
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 April 2007
Confirm Date24 May 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 1027, BPA 363/1:2001, BS EN 12337, BS EN 1096, BS EN ISO 105-A01:1996, BS EN 514:2018, PAS 24-1:1999, BS EN 10327:2004, BS EN 1670:1998, BS 7950:1997, BS EN 13141-1:2019, ISO 6707-1, BS EN 12608:2003, BS EN 515:2017, BS 6262, BS EN 14449, BS EN ISO 4042, BS EN 572, BS 6100-1.3.6, BS EN 14321, BPA 323/1:1991, BS 6375-2, BS 6100-1.6, BS 6100-1.5.1, BS EN 13142, BS EN 1279, BS EN 485-2, BPA 355/1:1996, BS 6100-1, BS EN 13024, BS 6100-1.3.5, BS EN 14179, BS EN 14178, BPA 345/2:2004, BS EN 10088-2, BS 8000-7, BS EN 12150, BS EN 755-9, BS 6375-1, BS EN 12211, BS 7722, BS 4255-1, BS EN 1863
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 7724-1, BS EN 12519:2004, ISO 7724-2, Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000, ISO 6504-3, Building Regulations 2000, BS 3900-D10, BS 8213-1, BS 3900-D8, BS EN 14351-1, BS 3900-D9, BS 8213-4, 89/106/EEC, Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004, GGF data sheet 6.8:2004
ReplacesBS 7412:2002
Draft Superseded By06/30143171 DC
DescriptorsSafety measures, Glazing, Windows, Safety devices, Hollow sections, Polyvinyl chloride, Sliding windows, Design, Hinged windows, Watertightness tests, Pivoted windows, Weather resistance, Sash windows, Glass, Air permeability, Reinforcement, Extruding, Wind resistance, Plastics, Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride
ISBN978 0 580 50204 0
File Size341 KB

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