BS EN 1063 

Glass in Building - Security Glazing - Testing and Classification of Resistance Against Bullet Attack


    EN1063 Test Panels


BS EN 1063

BS EN1063  is the testing and classification of ballistic security glass in buildings, the below is a brief overview of the salient points. For more information on the EN 1063 certified glass we offer visit  Bullet Resistant Glass.

To view the products that incorporate EN 1063 bullet resistant glass see the below links .

Stock items 

Bullet Resistant Transaction Window                    Exterior / Interior Bullet Resistant Window with Electronic Speech, Ticket Window.

Night Pay Window / Hatch                                           A flat fronted Transaction Window with opening drawer, typically uses Petrol Stations and Pharmacies.

Bullet Resistant Door Viewer                                     A full range of bulletproof/Resistant Door Viewers/Peepholes/Spyholes BR4 to BR6.

BR6  Guard House Transaction Window             Flat fronted Ballistic Window with opening drawer for document transfer. 

All of the above can also be manufactured in bespoke sizes.

Bespoke items 

Bullet Resistant Windows                                           Ballistic windows to resist bullets from 9mm Luger to 7.62 AP.                                                    

Security Counters and Screens                                Physical, Ballistic or Blast resisting counters for any application to keep staff secure.

Ballistic and Blast Resistant Guard Houses        Modular New Build or Upgrading existing. EN1522/3 FB2 to FB7, NIJ 0108.01 LII to IV UL 752.



This standard specifies performance requirements and test methods for the classification of the bullet- resistance of glass (consisting of one or more layers of glass) and glass/plastic composites.  The term "bullet-resistant glazing" applies to products that have the obvious characteristics of glass, but it is understood to include also laminated products of glass and plastics
This standard applies to:-attack by handguns, rifles and shotguns. For glazing in buildings, for interior and exterior use;-the glazing product itself, assuming proper fixing. The protection provided by bullet-resistant glazing depends not only on the product itself, but also upon the design and fixing of the glass.
The classifications are  handgun classes are EN 1063 BR2, EN 1063 BR3 and EN 1063 BR4, Rifle specifications are EN 1063 BR1, EN 1063 BR5, EN 1063 BR6 and EN 1063 BR7.  Shotgun specs are EN 1063 SG1 and EN 1063 SG2. Unlike BS 5051 each has a further spall qualification of Spall Allowed or No Spall.When considering glazing, the constructions can either consist of all glass or glass/polycarbonate, dependent on the specification and application.  These constructions can also be sealed into double glazed units to obtain thermal properties and use in external scenarioBS EN 1063  Bullet Resistant Glass

To view or download the information sheet on EN1063 standard please click link above      


Other Ballistic Technical Specifications

UL 752                   Standard for Bullet-Resisting Equipment

BS 5051                Bullet-resistant glazing - Part 1:  for interior use- Part 2: for Exterior use

NIJ 0108.01      US National Institute of Justice Standard-Test and Certification for Ballistic Resistant Materials

EN 1522/3          Windows, doors, shutters and blinds - Bullet resistance - Requirements and classification /Test method

Blast Specifications

GSA-TS01:2003     Standard Test Method for Glazing and Window Systems Subject to Dynamic Overpressure Loadings

EN 13541                   Glass in building - Security glazing - Testing and classification of resistance against explosion pressure 

EN 13123-2               Windows, doors and shutters - Explosion resistance - Requirements and classification

ISO 16933:2007  Glass in Building -- Explosion-Resistant Security Glazing -- Test & Classification for Arena Air-Blast Loading

Fire Specifications

UL 10C           Positive Fire Pressure Tests of Door Assemblies 

EN 1363-1    Fire resistance tests –Part 1: General Requirements

EN 1364-1     Fire resistance tests for non-load-bearing elements – Part 1: Walls

BS 476 Part 22     Fire tests on building materials and structures

EN 1634-1   Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware 

Attack Specifications

EN 1627   Pedestrian door-sets, windows, curtain walling, grilles and shutters - Burglar resistance - Requirements and classification

LPS 1270   Intruder Resistant Security Glazing -  Requirements & Testing Procedures 

LPS 1175 Requirements and testing procedures for the LPCB certification and listing of intruder resistant building components, strongpoints, security enclosures and free-standing barriers

EN 356         Glass in building - Security glazing - Testing and classification of resistance against manual attack.

LPS 1175 and 1270 Tool Categories   Testing procedures for the LPCB approval

This is an extract not a full report and Architectural Armour Ltd accepts no liability for any loss, direct, indirect or consequential damage incurred by using this information, to the fullest extent permitted by law. You should make your own judgement as regards use of this document and seek out the full test standards. 






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