Recent years have seen signiﬁcant understanding and research in the contribution of building components in the unfortunate event of a ﬁre. Post the tragic events at Grenfell, this has lead to an even greater focus and review of the Building Regulations to ensure a safer environment in the event of any ﬁre.
Various building products will either play a role in Resistance to Fire such as our industry leading ﬁre rated doorsets, whereas others play a vital role in ensuring their Reaction to Fire mitigates the spread of a ﬁre and reduces the toxicity of the emissions created.
EuroB is a unique and fully tested decorative wall panelling system developed by IDSL to meet the reaction to fire requirements of Approved Document B. EuroB meets the stringent requirements of EN13501-1 and has achieved a classification of B-s1, d0, the highest available classification for combustible materials.
Timber based panelling is widely speciﬁed in a number of ﬁnishes to provide the ﬁnal aesthetic cladding to a range of structural ﬁre resistant walling solutions – be that masonry, dry lining or any alternate certiﬁed solution. EuroB decorative wall panels can then be applied to the face of the wall.
Panel conﬁgurations are unique to each building and can be precisely detailed by our drawing office to suit the architects’ requirements. Once site dimensions have been taken, drawing can be emended accordingly, to ensure the concept works as anticipated including 3D visuals.
The EuroB system is available in a range of clear and pigmented finishes to cover the full scope of architectural internal finish requirements; panels can be painted, veneered or metallic to co-ordinate with the rest of the room.
We have worked with a large number of the other solutions available on the market and have encountered the broad range of issues that can occur ranging from reaction of veneers to salts within the layer, tacky to touch surface finishes that are inherent in any fire retardant coating through to the orange peel effects that can be seen when large amounts of coatings are applied to achieve the required performance. EuroB panels benefit from the finishes being applied by our state of the art robotic spray unit that ensures delivery of the exact volumes of materials to match those tested. A crystal clear top coat has been developed to overcome the aesthetic issues of previous solutions.