Fibo UK is pleased to announce that it has achieved a Class 1 fire rating on its Grey Concrete, White Tile Silk and Titan bathroom wall panels.
The classification relates to BS 467 Part 7: 1987, which looks at the distance and time it takes for flames to spread across a surface. To achieve a Class 1 rating (with Class 4 the worst), the surface must prevent flames from spreading no more than 165mm in 10 minutes.
Scott Beattie, Managing Director of Fibo UK, comments: “Our Class 1 fire rated panels are ideal for public sector projects that require a higher performance level, whether that’s hospitals, schools or high-rise flats. They’re an ideal option for Councils that want extra peace of mind. These options mean Councils can choose a durable, low-maintenance alternative to tiles that are quicker and easier to fit, and provides a proven level of fire protection.”
Grey Concrete and White Tile Silk from Fibo’s Marcato range are available with or without an authentic routed ‘grouting’ line, while Titan is a smooth grey panel from the Traditional range. The rest of Fibo’s range has a comfortable Class 2 rating, where the spread of flame is no more than 215mm in the first 1½ minutes, with an overall spread of no more than 455mm.
The panels offer various benefits over tiles, including the fact that they are five times quicker to fit than tiles. Fibo’s waterproof panel system is used in new build and refurbishment projects for public sector, domestic and retail clients.
The panels also offer peace of mind, with a 15-year guarantee and having been manufactured to the ISO 9001 quality standard, plus a specially developed 7-layer WBP plywood core, with a high-pressure laminate surface on the front and back.
Fibo UK Limited,
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