Routes to Compliance: Fire Safety

Kingspan updates fire safety guidance for high-rise buildings

  • 4 Jul 2016

Kingspan Insulation has issued an updated version of its technical bulletin, which focuses on ensuring that high-rise buildings are compliant with current complex fire safety regulations.

In response to the ever increasing demand for new homes and commercial buildings, developers are building upwards, creating high-rise buildings with habitable storeys at 18 metres or more above ground level.

Kingspan Insulation’s ‘Routes to Compliance: Fire Safety’ bulletin has been designed to ensure such constructions comply with recent fire safety regulations. It also discusses the misconceptions surrounding the use of insulation in rainscreen and masonry façades in high-rise builds.

Improved guidance to fire safety compliance

The improved ‘Routes to Compliance: Fire Safety’ publication provides a general overview of the linear, performance-based and fire safety engineering routes, as well as recent case studies.

It also features project specific build-ups incorporating Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board that have been assessed by fire safety specialists via a Desktop Study, along with recent build-ups that have been tested to BS 8414-1: 2002 and BS 8414-2: 2005, in accordance with the performance criteria established in BR 135.

The download comprises a guidance diagram, which has been created to help stakeholders to identify the most appropriate route to take when specifying and installing Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board.

In addition to the technical bulletin download, the ‘Routes to Compliance’ page accommodates further resources: a short video demonstrates the different approaches to compliance, along with a breakdown of the most common considerations when assessing a project.

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