Is your Façade Compliant?

WHAT IS THE STANDARD AND WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO?

With todays stringent fire regulations, it is important to ensure that every project we all work on fully complies, regulation 7.2 states that materials on ‘relevant buildings’ should be of A2-s1, d0 or better and this applies to the whole build up. The A2-s1, d0 rating is taken from the BS EN 13501-1 fire classification standard and looks at the rating of a panel as a complete whole, no longer is the older BS476 standard giving class 0 rating applicable. The BS EN 13501-1 classification rates products from A through to F and in A ratings you have A1 and A2 – A1 is the highest rating and is termed as non-combustible.

Valcan offer a range of fully compliant, non-combustible cladding panels and solutions:

WHAT DO WE NEED TO CHECK?

The key guide to meeting the standard is the EN 13501-1 rating, it's important to check the certificate provided by the manufacturer and check following:

  • Is this a UKAS test house?
  • What are the test sequences used?
  • Is there a PCS value for the completed panel?
  • What is the final rating?

You can download all Valcan's accreditation certificates here Valcan prioritise fire testing - independent evaluation results can be found here

Further information can be found on our product pages.

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Valcan offer free CPD sessions throughout the year which are dedicated to sharing our experiences and helping you to make the correct choices for your building projects.

The CPD program explains the safe cladding solutions available and how to comply with current regulations and illustrates the correct build ups to achieve the government standards.

Find out all the details and register for your free place here.

 

Valcan is certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and all products sold are fully recyclable
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