Certified fire characteristics

The fire performance of a building depends upon all components and parameters of the facade system, such as:

Thermal insulation

  • Material/reaction to fire classification/calorific potential
  • Thickness and Density
  • Fixing Method

Cavity

  • Depth
  • EPDM’s (water protection)

Fire stops/cavity barriers

  • Position (window/floor level, panel joints)
  • Material (steel/mineral/intumescent)

Substructure

  • Material (timber/aluminium)
  • Shape

Cladding type

  • Calorific Potential
  • Panel Size/Shape
  • Width and Location of Joint
  • Fixing Method (mechanical, adhesive)

Our recommendation for a fire-safe rainscreen system includes ALUCOBOND® PLUS (EN-class B-s1, d0) or ALUCOBOND® A2 (EN-class A2-s1, d0) in combination with limited combustible mineral insulation. This system shows no spread of flame or critical temperature rise and exceeds the requirement of BR135. This was proven with four BS8414 Large Scale Fire Tests carried out by The BRE in late 2016 and early 2017.   

Paul Herbert, Specification Manager 07584 680263
Richard Geater, Sales Manager 07584 680262
Richard Clough, Business Development Manager 07760 88436
www.alucobond.com

Project Details:

Project: BSkyB Believe in Better Centre
Location: West London
Facade material: ALUCOBOND® PLUS sunrise silver metallic, Anodized Look C0/EV1
Construction system: Cassette on bolts
Building Owner: BSkyB
Planning (Architect): ARUP Associates
Fabricator/Installer: Sotech/Glass Solutions
Year of construction: 2014
Copyright pictures: Simon Kennedy

Project: Karma House student accommodation
Location: Wembley, London
Facade material: ALUCOBOND® PLUS Anodized Look C32 + spectra Sahara Crystal
Construction system: Cassettes – Special construction
Planning (Architect): HTA design
Fabricator/Installer: EH Smith/Century Facades
Year of construction: 2015
Copyright pictures: Richard Gooding

Project: Adams Plaza Bridge
Location: Canary Wharf Crossrail, London
Facade material: ALUCOBOND® PLUS white
Planning (Architect): Adamson Associates – Mauricio Jasso
Fabricator/Installer: Booth Muirie/Astec Projects
Year of construction: 2014
Copyright pictures: Richard Gooding

Project: The Podium – Olympic Park
Location: Stratford
Facade material: ALUCOBOND® PLUS white
Planning (Architect): MAKE – Luke Smith
Fabricator/Installer: CGL/ICS
Year of construction: 2014
Copyright pictures: Make Architects

Project: Barnsley 6th Form College
Location: Barnsley
Facade material: ALUCOBOND® PLUS naturAL Copper
Construction system: Cassette on bolts
Planning (Architect): Bond Bryan Architects
Fabricator/Installer: Ash and Lacy/Hi-Line
Year of construction: 2015