Fire Safety in Buildings - Cavities

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 11:00 - 11:40

This seminar provides an overview of the importance of detailing with a fire safe membrane within a building cavity; providing guidance on approved document B in England & Wales, Scottish Building Standards, BS EN13501 classification, BS999-1 and highlighting the importance as part of the building construction. News reports have focused on cladding remediation. However, the cavity and the structure are equally, if not more important in terms of fire and non-combustible material. Crucially however, both tend to be overlooked by regulations and specifiers.

5 key learning points:
1. Understanding Fire & Testing
2. BS EN13501-1(2018) Fire classification of construction products and building elements
3. Fires in Building Cavities – Case Studies
4. Current Standards
5. Building Membranes & Reflective Technology

Craig Fyall, Category Director – Walling Membranes, Permavent Ltd