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.
ME010 is a vapour permeable polyester, airtight and watertight breather membrane used as a traditional full façade breather membrane. It is supplied on a 1500 mm x 50 m log and is installed directly...
ME010 is a vapour permeable polyester, airtight and fully watertight membrane used as a perimeter membrane seal to the external side of glazed units such as windows, doors, and curtain walling. When...
ME011 is a special monolithic functional membrane covered with two layers of non-woven water-repellent polyester.
ME060 is a laminated, aluminium foil faced glass fibre reinforced, air and vapour control membrane with a reaction to fire classification of A2-s1, d0 to EN 13501-1.
A membrane on a roll with fire classification B-s1, d0 to EN13501-1, composed of a laminate film with a layer of modified butyl rubber adhesive, aluminium foil finish and a siliconised release liner.
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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