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Fire Rated Cladding: Know All Facts

Fire Rated Cladding is a material, which is used as exterior cladding for buildings. The material should meet fire safety standards and should be able to withstand fire for a minimum period of time, so that the building occupants can evacuate safely.

A quick understanding of how the Fire Rated Cladding works will give you an excellent idea about its performance.

  • Cladding

Cladding is a material that's attached to the frame of a building to provide protection from the elements. It's often made from metal, plastic or masonry materials and can also be used for decoration purposes.

When fire-rated cladding is installed on a building it helps prevent the spread of fire if one starts inside or outside your home.

Fire-safe cladding has been designed to withstand high temperatures and can protect against temperatures of up to 1200ºC for up to an hour without having its structural integrity affected.

  • Types of Cladding

Cladding is any material which is applied to the exterior of a building in order to protect it or improve its appearance. Cladding can be used for decoration, insulation and protection. It is sometimes found as a decorative surface treatment on top of an existing wall covering, such as brick or stucco.

  • Brick, stone and cement panels
  • Metal sheets
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  • Fire Rated Cladding

Fire rated cladding is a type of cladding that is designed to withstand the effects of fire for a certain amount of time. Cladding can be made from metal, plastic or composite materials. Cladding can be used as a facade and other components within buildings.

  • Fire rated cladding comes in many forms including:

Fire resistant drywall - A drywall panel that has been treated with an intumescent coating so that it expands when exposed to high temperatures causing cracks between panels allowing smoke and toxic gases through to escape from behind them before they collapse into flames themselves.

Water-based intumescent coating - A water-based intumescent coating can be applied to the surface of a wall or ceiling to reduce the time it takes for the fire to travel through the material.

Fire rated aluminium sheeting - This type of cladding is used in high-rise buildings and can be used as a facade or other components within buildings, such as doors and windows. Fire resistant drywall.

Water-based intumescent coating - A water-based intumescent coating can be applied to the surface of a wall or ceiling to reduce the time it takes for the fire to travel through the material.

Fire rated aluminium sheeting - This type of cladding is used in high-rise buildings and can be used as a facade or other components within buildings such as doors and windows.

Conclusion

Cladding is a simple, yet important part of any building. It protects the structure from weather and acts as a decorative element. Cladding fire performance is also essential when choosing cladding for your home or business.

With all the different types of fire rated cladding available on the market today, it can be difficult to know which type will best suit your needs! That's why we've created this blog post: to help you understand how each type performs in terms of fire safety so that you can make an informed decision before choosing which one suits your project best.

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