The Straightforward Route to Compliance
We at Fairview take the safety of our products and the safety of the public seriously. Considering the current climate of the Australian construction industry where fire compliance and safety of cladding products is a major focus, we wish to highlight our leading Deemed-to-Satisfy (DtS) bonded aluminium panel, Vitracore G2, which has undergone and passed multiple tests for compliance.
Deemed-non-combustible to BCA 2019
This is in compliance with Clause C1.9(e)(vii) of the National Construction Code, specifically relating to the use of bonded & laminated products wherever a non-combustible material is required:
- Each lamina, including any core, is non-combustible; and
- Each adhesive layer does not exceed 1 mm in thickness and the total thickness of the adhesive layers does not exceed 2 mm; and
- The Spread-of-Flame Index and the Smoke-Developed Index of the bonded laminated material as a whole do not exceed 0 and 3 respectively.
Earlier this year as a part of the ABCB's 2019 Code Review, it was determined that the DtS non-combustible clause C1.9(e)(vii) for bonded & laminated materials would remain in the NCC 2019, meaning that Vitracore G2 retains its deemed-non-combustible status and multiple paths to compliance.
Tested to AS5113
Vitracore G2 has been tested to AS5113 and safely met the various temperature criteria for prevention of flame spread. As expected for many varied and popular facade materials, the debris criteria for AS5113 was not met.
Tested to BS8414 and BR135
This is the current, globally recognised standard for full-scale cladding facade tests and Vitracore G2 has successfully met these requirements as conducted by one of the world’s leading independent authorities, Warringtonfire.
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