Has anyone every told you that you’ve been “barking up the wrong tree” with your building facade selection?
We are proud to announce that we are now stockists of the NEWfire rated building façade range.
This range is going to change the game, offering assurance that buildings are protected to the highest of standards, verified fire classification to BS EN 13501-1, as well as offering weather protection, improved product performance and quicker installation times.
When selecting façade building protection solutions for projects across the UK – contractors should take extra precautions to ensure that the correct systems are selected and in line with current building regulations.
We have Class-A and Class-B membranes available, depending on the needs of your project.
In the UK, BS EN 13501-1, has become the standard reference in the Building Regulations for classifying the minimum reaction to fire performance for all building materials used in the external envelope of a building.
For a relevant building in England and Wales, the current Building Regulation requires that the materials which become part of an external wall area are Euroclass A2-s1, d0 or A1.
As the building façade plays a critical function within the design of a building, it is always the recommendation of illbruck that Performance Adhesives offers a system which is compliant with UK Building Regulations.
Our recently launched range of FR membranes ensures that there is a suitable solution for all applications – all available to PAL from a single source supplier.
Under the new Building Regulations Approved Document B, membranes used as part of the external wall construction above ground level should now achieve a minimum of Class B-s3, d0 to EN 13501-1 ‘Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using test data from reaction to fire tests.’
The European Reaction to Fire classification (Euroclass) system is the common EU standard for assessing the performance of building materials when subject to fire. The performance of all illbruck systems is determined by measuring a comprehensive set of characteristics, including ignitability, flame spread, heat release, smoke production and tendency for producing flaming droplets/particles.
Illbruck have also recently published a white paper ‘fire safety guidance for building facade design’ available to download here.