Building Façade Fire Compartment Protection

Fire Cladding TestThe tallest building in Wales completed 2009 by Carillion PLC has endured several years of “opening up” of internal walls and ceilings, finding areas of incomplete fire stopping and completing necessary remedial work. In late 2017 attention turned to the external cladding and the suitability of the external fire barriers. R. Lewis & Co (UK) Ltd were commissioned to find a solution to remediate failings in the external barrier. The cladding system is an SPS Envirowall render system that required Rockwool Lamella to be fixed and adhered to the slab edge creating a continuous seal. On inspection it was found that the original adhesive was ‘dot and dabbed’ to the external slab edge creating hidden voids behind the Lamella. Read more>