EQUITONE cladding passes official fire safety test

EQUITONE fibre cement facade material has passed the BS 8414 fire safety test – further securing its position as being safe to use in high-rise and high-risk buildings. The rigorous test, which was sponsored by TENMAT Ltd, evaluates whether a cladding system that is subjected to a fire breaking […] Click here to view original…

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Developers trying to avoid 18m cladding rule, government official says

Buildings above this height banned from using combustible cladding Some developers are deliberately constructing buildings just below 18m in height to avoid current restrictions rather than improve building safety, a government expert has warned. Under regulations introduced in December 2018, buildings of 18m or more are banned from using […] Click here to view original…

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