We are pleased to announce another successful BS8414.2 test pass, this time on our VitraDual panels with Rockwool insulation. This is an excellent result with zero spread of fire. The only combustible component of this test was the breather membrane.
VitraDual is a 3mm aluminium panel with a pvdf coating and has a Euroclass rating of A1 including the coating.
What is Class A1?
Products are described as having no contribution to fire at any stage. BS EN 13501 sets several thresholds for combustion performance when tested to both EN ISO 1716 and EN ISO 1182. One of these thresholds is a maximum heat of combustion of 2MJ/kg. Typical products meeting this classification include most inorganic materials such as metal and stone.
VitraDual also offers a range of other advantages:
- Strong, rigid and lightweight
- Easy and quick to install
- Cost effective
- Full machinability
- High durability
- Full colour range including custom colours
- Can be installed secret fix or as a flat panel
At Valcan Ltd we go the extra mile to certificate our products to ensure you only get the best possible materials for your projects. As part of our ethos of continual improvement we are continuing to invest in research, development and testing of new products to enable us to supply the market with rainscreen cladding that is already safe, compliant to building regulations and ready to use.
The BS8414 test, is a large scale system test available in part 1 (concrete block wall) or a part 2 (Steel frame) configuration. The pass/fail criteria for this test is set out in BR135. The VitraDual/Rockwool test above, was a part 2 test back to a lightweight steel frame system.
We also have parts 1 and 2 testing on our Vitrabond A2 cladding system.
VitraDual is available in a wide range of colours and finishes which can be viewed in our online colour charts. If you would like to see samples of our VitraDual, then please get in contact with our team today.