Kalzip’s FC rainscreen facade system – fire performance compliance without compromise

  • 5 Mar 2021

In conjunction with Knauf Insulation, SFS Intec and Siderise, Kalzip has had its FC rainscreen facade system tested in accordance with BS 8414-1 and has successfully met the requirements of BR 135.

Kalzip’s FC rainscreen is a non-penetrative facade system that incorporates a fast-to-install lightweight flat rainscreen panel. It is suitable for both new build and refurbishment projects.

Kalzip, Knauf Insulation, SFS Intec and Siderise partnered to have the FC rainscreen facade system tested to ensure compliance with BR 135 and provide peace of mind to specifiers and building occupants that the products used will perform as stated.

The system is manufactured using pre-painted aluminium coils, which are classified as either A1 (non-combustible) or A2 (limited combustibility), according to EN 13501-1, depending on the paint coating applied.

Class A1 has been awarded for one, two and three layers of PVDF or similar coatings and Class A2 applies to four coatings, which are usually required in marine or aggressive environments, or for extended paint warranties.

Adrian Whitefoot, Technical Services Manager, at Kalzip, said: “The FC rainscreen façade system provides fire performance compliance, without compromise.

“The system has been fully tested to provide a solution that, if specified and installed as certified, does not need additional testing to meet regulatory requirements, saving significant time and expense – and ultimate peace of mind.”

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