Titon has introduced the new FireSafe™ Air Brick – a non-combustible compact inlet/outlet grille suitable for new and refurbished houses and apartments. Designed with architects, mechanical engineers, contractors and local authorities in mind, the product is an upgrade of Titon’s (plastic) Q Plus High Flow Brick and can easily be built into external walls during construction.
The FireSafe™ Air Brick boasts a polyester powder coating, adhering to EN13501-1 classification A2-s1, d0 (reaction to fire), while its 1.2mm electrogalvanized sheet steel construction achieves the highest level of fire classification (A1 – “no contribution to fire”). This ensures each Air Brick is non-combustible, as set out in Approved Document B (fire safety) Volume 1: Dwellings, 2019 edition. In addition to being salt spray tested to BS EN ISO 9227:2012 for corrosion resistance, the Air Brick has also been performance tested to BS EN13141-2:2010 (ventilation for buildings).
For added versatility, there are optional sizes; single brick sizes (204mm x 60mm), single brick and half (330mm x 60mm) and a double brick (204mm x 128mm), which can be connected to 204mm x 60mm and 220mm x 90mm regular, thermal and rigid ducting. All air bricks have depth options of 100mm, 400mm and 500mm. Bespoke lengths can also be produced upon request. Plus, the range contains a bezelled version for use with exterior cladding (instead of brickwork), allowing the product to be installed throughout a variety of different applications.
Commenting on the new range, Lee Caulfield, Director of UK Sales (Ventilation Systems) at Titon, said:
“In the aftermath of recent tragic, fire-related events, it has become apparent that various products within a building’s make-up need to be non-combustible. This has led to Titon developing a new, fire resistant air brick that improves dramatically on the design of traditional, plastic versions. The flame-retardant properties of the FireSafe™ Air Brick ensure it cannot contribute to a fire’s progression.”
The new products are coloured Terracotta, Sand, Grey, White or Brown, while special paint finishes are also available, depending on the quantity required.
For more information about Titon and its range of window & door hardware and ventilation systems, visit: www.titon.com