The A. Proctor Group, renowned for providing high quality membrane solutions for controlling the heat, air, moisture movement in buildings (HAMM), is leading the way with the development of Fireshield®, a new vapour permeable membrane, which is designed speciﬁcally to improve the ﬁre protection behind cladding.
Fireshield is the culmination of leading research to produce a vapour permeable membrane with a ﬁre proof surface, which has a unique composition that actively reacts to prevent ﬁre taking hold.
The unique coating of Fireshield actively extinguishes ﬁre rather than just resisting it, and signiﬁcantly reduces the formation of droplets and smoke. Fireshield is classiﬁed as Class B, s1 –d0 according to the Euroclass system, which classiﬁes the reaction to ﬁre performance of building products. The performance of Fireshield is in advance of the requirements of the current classiﬁcation grading.
Fireshield complies with BS5250, BS4016 and NHBC requirements for vapour permeable walling underlays. It is installed and ﬁxed to the substrate in the same manner as standard breather membranes using mechanical ﬁxings.
Applications include both commercial and residential buildings including apartments and student accommodation, as well as Rainscreen cladding and applications in multiple storey buildings.
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