BS 6180 and BS EN 1090

At Dio-Met Fabrications Ltd, we pride ourselves on not only producing high-quality architectural metalwork but also ensuring that our products meet the highest safety and regulatory standards. As a specialist in architectural metalwork, including balustrades, handrails, glass floor systems, canopies, staircases, and balconies, we understand the importance of compliance with industry standards such as BS 6180 and BS EN 1090. Our commitment to these standards is a testament to our dedication to safety, quality, and excellence.

Understanding BS 6180 and BS EN 1090

BS 6180:2011 is a critical standard for the design of barriers in and about buildings. It ensures that features such as balustrades and guardrails not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of a structure but also provide the necessary safety measures to protect individuals from falls. This standard dictates the minimum requirements for the design, strength, and durability of barriers to prevent accidents and ensure long-term reliability.

BS EN 1090, on the other hand, is a comprehensive set of standards that govern the fabrication and assembly of steel and aluminum structures. This includes technical requirements for the execution of steel structures, welding quality, and the qualifications of personnel involved in the fabrication process. BS EN 1090 is essential for ensuring that structural components meet strict quality and performance criteria.

Author Comment : Whilst some companies may claim their products are compliant to BS 6180 or ‘fully tested’ that does not make them legal, that company must be UKCA certified to BS EN 1090. 

Dio-Met's Commitment to Compliance

Dio-Met Fabrications Ltd has been UKCA certified (formerly CE marking) since the regulation's inception in 2014. This certification is a clear indication of our adherence to the essential health and safety requirements set out in European product legislation. Our UKCA certification covers the production control systems in place for the manufacture of structural metalwork and ensures that our products can be legally sold within the UK.

Our products are designed and manufactured with both BS 6180 and BS EN 1090 standards in mind. For instance, our balustrades are not only aesthetically pleasing but are also engineered to withstand the necessary loads and forces as required by BS 6180. Simultaneously, our adherence to BS EN 1090 ensures that the structural integrity of our steel and aluminum work is never compromised.

The Dio-Met Advantage

Choosing Dio-Met Fabrications Ltd means selecting a partner that values safety and quality as much as you do. Our dual compliance with BS 6180 and BS EN 1090 standards means that our clients receive products that are:

  • Safe: Engineered to prevent accidents and ensure the protection of end-users.
  • Durable: Built to last with high-quality materials and craftsmanship.
  • Compliant: Meets legal and regulatory obligations for peace of mind.
  • Aesthetically Pleasing: Designed to enhance the visual appeal of any architectural project.

The above also give us the greatest confidence to provide a 10 year product warranty, an unmatched level of aftercare service in the industry. 

In Conclusion

At Dio-Met Fabrications Ltd, we are not just fabricators; we are a team dedicated to upholding the standards that keep our buildings safe and our clients satisfied. Our commitment to BS 6180 and BS EN 1090 is unwavering, and we continue to innovate and improve our processes to exceed these benchmarks. For any architectural metalwork needs, trust Dio-Met to deliver products that are as robust and reliable as they are refined.

For more information about our products and services, or to discuss your project requirements, please contact us : 

0114 243 9009 or Our team is always here to help you create the perfect product for your home.



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