Fire Testing

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) offers one of the most versatile and comprehensive fire testing facilities in the UK based at our Gloucestershire fire research laboratory. We offer bespoke fire tests, as well as R&D and standards testing. Our facilities are available to government and commercial organisations, testing to some British Standards and creating real case fire scenarios.

Experienced, independent and impartial advice

As one of few truly independent fire testing laboratories, we provide objective data and comprehensive reporting. Our expert staff can advise on procedures where appropriate, ensuring best practice is always understood and worked towards.

The FPA has a team of highly qualified experts on hand throughout the testing process; whether designing the tests to achieve your specific goals or conducting a mandatory test under the correct parameters.

Download our fire research and testing brochure.

Standards Testing

Our facilities and experts can help you ensure your products and systems are fit for purpose by...


Bespoke Research and Testing

We pride ourselves on our ability to design, build and carry out bespoke fire testing.


Material Analysis Testing

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RISC 501 – Fire Test and Assessment Method for External Cladding Systems

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