Fire Standards

Information on our commitment to the highest standards of fire safety.

It’s really important to know how your cladding deals with fire – especially considering the events that have occurred in the past few years. Any building above 18 meters is required to have fire rated cladding by law, however we believe any cladding you put on your building should have the highest rated fire standards possible. Because of this we only supply A1 and A2 rated boards.

But what does A1 and A2 mean?

  • Class A1 – Products are described as having no contribution to fire at any stage. BS EN 13501 sets several thresholds for combustion performance when tested to both EN ISO 1716 and EN ISO 1182. One of these thresholds is a maximum heat of combustion of 2MJ/kg. Typical products meeting this classification include most inorganic materials such as metal and stone.
  • Class A2, s3, d2 – Products are described as having no significant contribution to fire at any stage. BS EN 13501 sets several thresholds for combustion when tested to EN ISO 1182, or both EN ISO 1716 and EN 13823. One of these thresholds is a maximum heat of combustion of 3MJ/kg. A typical product meeting this classification is plasterboard.For comparison, Wood has a typical value of 15 MJ/Kg.

For more information on fire standards on any of the products we supply, please get in touch with us.