Fire Safety

We pride ourselves on delivering the safest products to our customers we go through a rigorous testing phase to test our panels to destruction using independent test houses. In every case we have been found to meet and far exceed compliance. This something we pride ourselves on especially when it comes to the fire safety of our panels. We were head of the line when it came to putting our system on a BRE test rig and the first to receive compliance approval across the board.

All of our products at Fusion Facades hold either a A1 or A2 rating, giving them the ‘non-combustible’ Seal of Approval. This makes our facades perfect for all high rise developments above 18 meters. This is just another way we keep safety at the forefront of our business.

Fire Ratings

BRE Fire Approval

Legislation Requirements

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.

 

Results from our BRE test can be found using the download link below.

Fusion Facades Solid Aluminium LandMark Rainscreen Solution

 

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

 

 

Aluminium fire rating – Finish options
Architects and Specifiers have an increasing number of considerations to satisfy when designing rainscreen systems to meet Building Regulations.  Aluminium fire rating performance is one of the most important factors today and the following summary has been provided to help in this endeavour.

Solid aluminium sheets are classified as a non-combustible construction material.  Defined by BS476 part 4, aluminium alloys are non-combustible, part 7 Surface Spread of Flame ‘Class 1’ and part 6 Fire Propagation ‘Class 0’.  In addition, BS 476 part 3 covers External Fire Exposure roof tests and aluminium alloys are rated AA, the highest possible under this classification system.

 

Solid Aluminium is the obvious material choice for rainscreen systems, but some Architects might be wondering how the various finishes like polyester powder coating and anodising affect these impressive ratings.

 

Polyester Powder Coated Aluminium Fire Performance

Results from the Interpon D Fire test report for the performance of aluminium which has been powder coated, met the criteria for Class 0 building regulation approval.  The test report is available for download.

BS476 Download

BSA 13501 Download

Full Report Download

Recent Projects

 

Brentford Lock

SnapLok Capping

Cambium House

Window Liners & SnapLok Capping

Cambridge - Block B

LandMark rainscreen

Cambridge - Block F

LandMark rainscreen