Cembrit has announced it has received approval from the British Board of Agrément (BBA) for its cladding product range, providing peace of mind to specifiers who choose to use Cembrit’s non-combustible fibre cement cladding boards on their projects.
Cembrit Patina, Solid and Cover are all “A2-s1, d0” fire rated fibre cement rainscreen cladding panels. They have been assessed by the BBA and awarded certificate number 18/5600 for use as exterior non-load bearing, decorative external cladding on timber or metal vertical supports over timber frame, steel frame or masonry external walls for both new and existing buildings.
Thomas Heldgaard, Managing Director at Cembrit Ltd, commented: “This was a long time coming. The assessment procedure demonstrated improvements to our processes which have been incorporated in the finished product.
“We are pleased that such a rigorous assessment process has resulted in an accreditation that has real value to the specifier.”
The British Board of Agrément is one of the UK’s leading notified bodies offering approval, certification and test services to manufacturers of products and systems supplying the construction industry.
BBA approval is recognised by building control, government departments, architects, local authorities, specifiers, and industry insurers like the National House Builders Council (NHBC).
Independent confirmation that the products covered by a BBA certificate are fit for purpose is a significant advantage for specifiers.
The certification ensures peace-of-mind that BBA 3rd party approved products match the required specification. and comply with Building Regulations and the recommendations of other approved bodies, such as the NHBC.
The BBA Certificate 18/5600 was awarded after Cembrit Patina, Cembrit Solid and Cembrit Cover all passed a series of comprehensive assessments, including laboratory tests, on-site evaluations, quality management checks and inspections of production.
The process was lengthy, intense, demanding and thorough, but the result is that specifiers can be confident in selecting a rainscreen cladding fit for purpose.
At a time when cladding products and the specification process is under such scrutiny, knowing that a Cembrit rainscreen meets the performance, durability and occupant security demands makes the job of rainscreen selection less worrisome.
BBA inspectors visit factories and construction sites to evaluate the product development process and assess the functionality of the product/system on site.
This guarantees the manufacturing and storage is consistent with building regulations and guidelines.
Cembrit fibre cement decorative rainscreen claddings are marketed as the most cost competitive fibre cement claddings available nationwide.
Simon Mayes, National Sales Manager, commented: “We have a product that is equal to any fibre-cement cladding on the market and at a competitive price!”
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