Façades have been on the spotlight for many years, however, due to recent fire-related disasters globally they have attracted great public attention, been recognised as one of the most crucial fire safety challenges. It is therefore clear that fire safe façades become a pivotal aspect of design and final construction.
In UK, the Building Regulations 2010 (and as amended afterwards), specifies the requirements to ensure adequate fire performance of façades. As stated in Schedule 1 Requirements, B4
‘‘the external walls of buildings shall adequately resist the spread of fire over the walls and from one building to another, having regard to the height, use and position of the building.’’
To fulfil the great need of designing and building fire safe External Wall Systems (EWS) in UK and internationally, Efectis provides a full service for supporting our clients towards this goal. Based on over 70 years of experience, Efectis offers solutions and services during design, construction and operation of EWS, assessing the fire performance based on end-to-end services including but not limited to: