The guidance is clear. Regulation has been amended. The onus is now clearly on specifiers and contractors to adhere to installation specifications on intumescent barriers, to use only inert forms of insulation such as mineral wool and never mix or combine aluminium cladding materials with petrochemical based products for either structural or thermal performance.
When it comes to checking the safety of our LandMark aluminium rainscreen cladding systems, our record has been consistent. Project specified panels are tested to destruction by independent test houses and in every case have been found to meet and far exceed compliance. And the same applies to fire safety. We were at the head of the line when it came to putting our systems on a BRE test rig and the first to receive compliance approval across the board.
BRE testing has shown that Fusion Facades solid aluminium LandMark rainscreen cladding has been proven compliant.
The test measured three specified critical parameters;
i. External fire spread
ii. Internal fire spread
iii. System burn through
System Materials: Fusion Facades 3mm solid aluminium LandMark II rainscreen panels
Date Tested: December 2017
BRE Test Report Number: P110509-1001 Issue 1 BRE Global Classification Report
Test Method: BR 135:2013 Annex B Test method BS 8414-2:2015 + A1:2017
Insulation: 60mm thick Rockwool insulation
Finish: Interpon D2525 polyester powder which has been separately tested and rated as A2L-s1,d0 (as near the closest to A1 as you’re going to get).