At TBW our expert qualified engineers and technicians provide industry-standard façade testing ensuring that your the installation meets the project performance requirements.

What is Hose Testing?

Hose testing involves spraying water in a prescribed way at the joints in a system as a check on whether the system is vulnerable to leakage. Although it does not confirm the performance in a quantitate manner, it is considered a practical tool to ensure the joints do not leak.

The Hose Test, as per AAMA 501.2-15 or CWCT Hose Test Section 9 should be employed periodically during construction as a check on workmanship. 

Hose Testing Standards 

There are 2 commonly used Hose Testing standards in façade site testing:

  • AAMA 501.2-15

This standard was developed by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) which provides guidelines for performing a hose test to establish water penetration resistance of exterior glazed joints.

  • CWCT Hose Test Section 9

This standard was developed by the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT) in the UK.

We are accredited to carry out both AAMA 501.2-15 and CWCT Hose Tests.

Why Choose TBW for Façade Hose Testing?

Our testing is provided under accreditation to ISO 17025 and we have successfully provided our services to more than 1000 projects across the Mena area. 

Our aim is to assist our clients in fully assessing the safety and weather performance of their building envelopes, whether residential or non-residential, whilst ensuring compliance with relevant safety codes and regulations.