Combustible building facade acts as a stack and accelerates the rate of fire and smoke spread toward the building envelope. Aluminium Composite Panels (ACPs) are commonly used by designers and builders worldwide as feature panels or lining to provide a decorative finish to the external walls of buildings. Based on recent events, building insurers and authority having jurisdictions have upped concerns in relation to combustible ACPs due to a spate of external facade fires. Audits being conducted across many cities in the world revealed that many buildings have external cladding that doesn’t pass the current test, potentially leaving those buildings uninsured in the case of fire.
Fire Check Consultants can determine the extent of use of non-compliant external wall cladding materials that could deteriorate into unsafe conditions and suggest a range of possible mitigation measures. Our consultants also use several risk assessment tools to determine the overall risk of building in relation to facade fire spread.