Alumasc Roofing Systems have conducted further fire tests on its market leading Derbigum high performance bituminous membrane warm roof system.
This comes as recent events in the UK highlight the importance of being compliant with up to date and relevant fire test standards.
Derbigum Mineral and Derbigum Black full warm roof built up systems including primer, vapour barrier, adhesive, insulation, underlay and Derbigum cap sheets recently underwent rigorous testing to CEN/TS 1187:2012 – Test methods for external fire exposure to roofs (part 4) and ultimately achieved the highest grade, BROOF(t4) in fire safety available in the UK.
ENV1187 Test 4 is a test method that determines the performance of flat roofs to external fire exposure, the two-stage test method replicating exposure to burning brands, wind and supplementary radiant heat.
Exova Warringtonfire Gent conducted the tests in their brand-new facility in Belgium, proving the applicability of original Derbigum fire rating tests and also confirming the compliance of the current warm roof build-up using the latest BBA Certificated Derbigum system, to reflect real in-use performance.
Alumasc recognises the importance of this issue, having previously achieved top fire ratings to the previous standard (BS 476 pt3) on these products.
Therefore, the company grabbed the initiative to obtain the fire rating of its latest systems, in anticipation of tighter regulations governing the fire resistance of construction products.
This certification evidences Alumasc’s reputation for quality, performance and reliability, with its aim being to offer customers unrivalled peace of mind when utilising its products, taking all the steps necessary to facilitate this, including this certification, designed to protect property and life from fire.
Specifying certificated products, systems and services in support of fire safety and security of any facility demonstrates due diligence and shows consideration for those that invest, develop, design, manage and use Alumasc’s Roofing Systems.
Legislation and the requirement for compliance to enter new markets has never been tougher and Alumasc will strive to develop and test their products to guarantee it provides the highest levels of safety to not only customers but inhabitants and users of the buildings its products help to protect.
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