New Unity A1 fire rated cladding system fully tested to BS 8414-2:2020 and BR135 compliant

Posted: 12th February 2021

The continued fire risks associated with high rise developments, has seen specialist cladding manufacturer Metalline, develop a new (A1 Fire Rated to EN 13501-1) non-combustible solid aluminium cladding panel. Entitled Unity their A1 panel is ideal for both new build and as a replacement for buildings currently fitted with non-compliant ACM, HPL and timber cladding. The new rainscreen panel is functional with exceptional mechanical properties including strength, durability and fire-resistance.

Unity A1 panels are one of the few large format cladding panels that are truly 100% non-combustible, achieving an A1 classification to BS EN 13501-1. The system has also been subjected to a full-scale BS 8414-2:2020 test (Fire Performance of External Cladding Systems) and is compliant to BR135 requirements. The test conducted was one of the first performed within the UK to the May 2020 regulations.

Unity A1 Panels are available in a range of finishes dependent on specific design requirements. A process of continuous coil coating or anodising provides a high performance and non-combustible finish to a solid aluminium substrate.

For more information on A1 Fire Rated Rainscreen Panels please click here