Non-ACM Materials Examined in Cladding Fire Tests
A list of non-ACM materials has been proposed to be tested in cladding fire tests. Since the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the government have been focusing on remedial measures for high-rise buildings with ACM cladding systems. Decisions on further advice and guidance in relation to non-ACM risks would continue to be debated.
Following up the latest events, BRE were appointed to investigate the burning behaviour of selected types of cladding materials using physical testing. However, the research covers only the external cladding of buildings rather than other internal structures.
Lately, a list of materials involved in tests has been confirmed. “The list consists of: zinc composite material, copper composite material, aluminium honeycomb, high pressure laminates, brick slip systems and reconstituted stone.”
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