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Fire safety testing programme completed

News   •   Aug 31, 2017 08:28 BST

The government’s series of fire safety tests has been completed, with the final combination meeting current Building Regulations guidance.

The final fire safety test comprised a combination of Aluminium Composite material (ACM) cladding with a limited combustibility filler (category 1 in screening tests) with stone wool insulation.

Following rigorous large-scale testing by BRE, this combination has found to be safe, with the expert panel advising that this combination of materials can be compliant when installed and maintained properly.

The results of this testing have provided a possible solution for buildings over 18m tall which have been identified as a fire hazard through previous large-scale tests.

Advice from the experts remains that building owners need to continue to take professional advice regarding remedial work that takes into account the specific circumstances of their building. Results of all seven large-scale tests are available and government will shortly publish consolidated advice to landlords based on all the seven tests.

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