Cladding spec video from Vivalda aims to improve fire safety

Grant Prior 4 months ago Vivalda Group plc
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Architectural cladding systems specialist Vivalda has produced a short video urging architects, specifiers and contractors to think more carefully about fire safety within the construction sector.

The company, which provides aluminum, fibre-cement, stone, terracotta and laminate cladding to some of the UK’s largest building projects, is keen to improve the industry’s understanding of such complex systems.

It has produced the video (The Power of Safety) that demonstrates the surprisingly high number of component parts that go to make up architectural cladding – all of which need to be carefully assessed for safety and fire retardation purposes.

Peter Johnson, chairman of Vivalda Group plc, said: “We were all understandably shocked by the dreadful impact of the Grenfell Tower tragedy last year and wanted to play our part, small as it is, in bringing greater transparency and knowledge to the topic of system specification.

“Often overlooked, it’s the fixings, screws and insulation layers that require careful consideration at the outset of a project.

“We are hoping to make this process simpler, easier and safer for those involved in cladding specification by stocking only A2, fire rated products for all cladding that is required for high rise buildings.”

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