The fire behaviour of a building façade is dependent on the overall system’s performance, rather than the performance of the individual components. A façade system includes the cladding and the insulant’s characteristics, but also the cavities, cavity barriers, mounting and fixings, substrate, and any singularities, such as window frames. This publication presents façade fire propagation test according to the ISO 13785-1 standard, with additional heat release rate and gases analysis using FTIR.

Read here the special issue paper of the study of fire behaviour of facade mock-ups equipped with aluminium composite material-based claddings, using intermediate-scale test method.