When selecting membranes for projects within UK & Ireland, architects, specifiers, and main contractors should now take extra precautions to ensure that the correct system is selected to serve the primary function.
Regulatory updates to Approved Document B (ADB) which are now in force, mean that any membranes applied to the external walls should achieve a minimum reaction to fire of Class B-s3, d0 according to EN 13501-1 for relevant and in-scope buildings across England.
Whilst it is important to remember that membranes are not designed to be fire stopping material or fire breaks and as such are not required to achieve a Class A rating – membranes installed should meet the rigorous requirements outlined within Approved Document B and the building code of practice.
Illbruck, a true construction products manufacturer, offers a range of membranes that exceed current building regulations. Ensuring our customers can confidently specify and install fully certified and independently tested systems.
Our range of breathable membranes and vapour control layers allows designers to utilise the weather protection and air leakage benefits of available from illbruck with confidence, even in the most demanding applications where fire safety is critical. Explore our range below.
Fire Rated Membranes - In Practice
Ensuring the challenge of delivering a fit for purpose fire rated membrane is achieved, requires a variety of solutions tailored to meet the individual project requirements. Our specification and technical team are on hand to ensure that installation and application of selected fire rated membranes are well matched and successfully installed.
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Specifying Our Products Just Got Easier
NBS source gives you the ability to specify Illbruck’s products in several workflows. It provides a single source of construction product information presented in a consistent and structured format, enabling architects to find, select and specify products to project workflows.
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Visualise our fire rated membranes in situ...
Explore the below 3D model, which highlights a standard A class membrane configuration behind a brick façade.
These membranes form part of the only complete range of compliant, tested, and compatible façade building protection products. illbruck's recently launched range of FR membranes ensures that there is a suitable solution for all applications - all available from a single source supplier. Experts in the field of façades, with over 75 years of experience, the illbruck team is on hand to support with your project enquiries or provide on-site technical and installation training where required.
Our support doesn't stop there...
Our specification team are on hand to support at every stage of your construction project and we understand the importance of finding the best value, lowest risk solution which exceeds your project requirements. From on-site support and surveys, as well as a full suite of training courses from the Tremco CPG UK Training Academy, we are here to help you.
Our team can support you with specification writing, site audits, advice tools and more. Talk to our experienced and knowledgeable technical team for support with your next project.Explore our services
The Tremco CPG UK Training Academy provides a range of online and in-person training sessions which are aimed at making your journey through the complex world of construction easier.Learn with the experts