Are the European classes for surface spread of flame ratings equivalent to the British classes?

National House Building Council, Are the European classes for surface spread of flame ratings equivalent to the British classes? In: Frequently asked questions on Building Regulations Part B: Fire Safety. TBA ed. Frequently asked questions on Building Regulations . National House Building Council, p. 1.

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Abstract

The first point to make is that there are no direct equivalences between the Euro classes and the British classes. The reason for this is simply that the British and European tests measure different things. That does not make them necessarily a better or worse material.

Use the following table as a guide:

A1 for Non Combustible

A2 for Limited Combustibility

B for Class 0

C for Class 1

D for Class 3

E for Class 4

F for No performance determined

The above is only a guide and it really depends on the material. To get a European classification you have to do a European test and for a British classification, a British test.

Item Type: Book Section
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Uncontrolled Keywords: unprotected area, non-combustible material, commissioning, annex c: glossary, building contract, thermoplastic material, structure 2004 edition incorporating 20042010 and 2013 amendments, dwelling type, site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture 2004 edition incorporating 2010 and 2013 amendments, principal works
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > Building standards
Depositing User: admin
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2021 16:23
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 19:43
URI: https://buildvoc.co.uk/id/eprint/985

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