Panel Systems extends FR-A range of non-combustible panels

Panel Systems, a leading supplier of architectural panels, now offers an even wider range of non-combustible FR-A glazing infill panels.

The company launched its FR-A glazing infill panels to meet demand from contractors who were required to utilise non-combustible materials in external walls of buildings over 11m in height, in order to meet latest Approved Document B Building Regulations.  In these cases, building materials must now be Euroclass A1 or A2-s1,d0.

The latest addition to the range is an FR-A Type 2a panel, which features powder-coated aluminium faces in combination with a Nexus stonewool lamella core. In addition, Type 2a panels are supplied with a calcium silicate high-density edging for demanding glazing applications.

Manufactured at the company’s centrally located UK facility to approved IOS 9001:2015 management standards, the FR-A panels achieve A2-s1,d0 classification when tested against the procedures detailed in EN 13501-1:2018. These non-combustible architectural panels are suitable for both glazing and curtain walling applications.

A spokesperson for Panel Systems, said: “Our FR-A panels provide architects, developers and contractors with peace of mind when specifying panels to achieve the latest building regulations.”

These FR-A panels are available with both powder coated (PPC) and anodised aluminium  facings, in a variety of thicknesses. Each panel goes through a controlled manufacturing process, which includes stringent quality checks on each component to ensure they meet the required standard of the tested specifications. As well as meeting fire safety regulations, Panel Systems’ FR-A panels offer excellent aesthetics, being available in a range of colours and finishes.

Each panel is made up of a fire resisting, non-combustible core of Nexus stonewool lamella, the fire safe material for composite structures.  This core has superb integrity, rigidity, flatness and built-in structural performance and its uniform vertical fibre structure provides optimum mechanical performance.   The unique open filament net allows a strong adhesive bond, which is complemented by Panel Systems’ adhesives, which are applied to ensure uniform, consistent coating.

The FR-A panels have been carefully designed and engineered to offer architects and developers a wider choice when specifying glazing and curtain walling materials that meet the strict building regulations for fire safety.

The panels also have excellent acoustic properties and are supplied in custom sizes and bespoke shapes. In addition, Panel Systems’ technical team can offer an additional support service offering U-value, acoustic and wind loading calculations.

Panel Systems is celebrating 50 years of trading in 2024. Over the past five decades, the company has built a reputation for high-quality manufacturing, which includes carrying out stringent quality checks on each component to ensure they meet the required standard of the tested specifications.

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