The building envelope is now challenged more than ever to respond to the movement of heat, air, and water over the life of the building.
Interior fires in buildings are usually controlled by a sprinkler system and/or fire-fighters. When the fire grows and reaches the flash stage it can leap out from the building onto the exterior facade. If the fire stop composite cladding is not approved it could result in the flame reaching upper floors or it could propagate downwards if the composite cladding has not achieved the fire rating required.
Teckwood have perfected an innovative, sustainable composite cladding to provide a Class B fire rated composite cladding board that can help minimise risk due to fire exposure. Tested to EN 13501-1:2007+A1:2009 Fire classification of construction products and building elements-Part 1, the composite cladding has been given a rating of: – Reaction to fire classification – B-s2,d0
Always check with your local building code authority to confirm the fire requirements in your location, and even if the building codes do not require it, you might want the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is that much more protected if the unthinkable happens.