We are a Cape Town-based
fire resistance and Reaction-to-fire testing laboratory.
The company is headed by a qualified, professional engineer, registered with ECSA. The Ignis Testing team has a wealth of experience in the building industry, contracting and manufacturing.
And yes, we like playing with fire.
Need to Test a Firedoor?
What we do
Fire resistance testing
We do fire resistance testing as per requirements of SANS 10177-2 and other relevant codes such as SANS 1253. This entails vertical and horizontal furnace testing for building elements such as doors, panels, dampers, ceilings, beams, etc.
What we do Not do
We are not fire-consulting engineers. Thus, we do not draw up fire plans or do rational or product designs. We issue a test report, not a certificate.
Short Lead Times
We can perform tests on short lead times and issue reports promptly after testing. We allow clients to witness tests so that they can learn about testing and the mechanisms of failure to enhance product development for improved fire-resistant products.
If a test should fail due to an error on our side, we will redo it on a new sample from the client, at no additional cost. Before issuing the final report, we send a draft to the client to scrutinise and ensure all the technical information of the product and test sample is correct.
We show empathy if a test failed. (No jokes about your work going down in flames – promise!)
High Quality, Ethical Testing
Fast Turnaround Times
We are experienced
The members of our team were involved in joinery and fire door manufacturing. This expertise and interest led to fire testing research and development and eventually to building full-scale testing furnaces to support the building industry.
We later became involved in support testing for Stellenbosch University, which currently operates the only fire engineering research unit in South Africa.
We have many satisfied clients who appreciate our input and support prior, during and after a test.