New Article on RIBA Journal about PV façades
Learn in the article of RIBA Journal Online, why standard roof and facade membranes are not designed to handle extreme temperatures and may rapidly loose their performance under PV roofs or BIPV facades.
Join our RIBA certified CPD Webinar in MAY
Stamisol offers a RIBA Approved CPD Webinar, how to achieve maximum fire safety Euroclass A2 in your façade design with Stamisol Safe One façade breather membrane, especially for high-rise and high-risk buildings.
Next webinar is scheduled for
6TH of MAY 2021 01:00 P.M. BST
When you reach your limits with photovoltaics
Especially against the backdrop of climate change, the generation of renewable energy by means of PV is of particular importance. After the age of roof applications, many experts are already talking about an age of façade applications. Here, breathable façade membranes very quickly reach their limits because they are exposed to very, very high temperatures for which they are in no way designed.
PV + Stamisol Safe One = Safe
So play it safe with the temperature-resistant Stamisol Safe One façade membrane, a special glass fibre fabric with an elastomer coating. This creates a safe construction for the rear ventilation level of photovoltaic façades and comes with a comprehensive 10-year guarantee.
BBC Article: Post-Grenfell cladding inspections find other fire risks
When inspecting the cladding on hundreds of blocks across England and Wales, inspection firms identified a lot of buildings, which had defecits in fire safety when looking behind the cladding.
So an important question is: When recladding, shouldn't an Euroclass A2 facade breather membrane being installed at the same time, to enhance fire safety and reduce essentially the risk of fire-spread in the rear ventialtion level?
BSI 8670: The New BSI Flex
BSI is setting new standards for compliance and competence within the construction building industry
The new BSI Flex "Built environment – Overarching framework for competence of individuals - Specification“ is relating to the development of a new BSI number standard for individuals involved in the installation and construction of buildings. Following the release of Dame Judith Hackitt’s Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety it concluded that a number of actions was needed to improve, sustain and assure building safety competence. The core element being around competence and compliance of individuals and their understanding of meeting compliance of new and existing regulations.
These have now been identified in the BSI Flex draft released for consultation and amendment in the spring 2021. This will have a major impact on the buildings industry. If an individual does not comply or demonstrate competence then they could be liable under the draft Building Safety Bill which has set out planned new penalties of up to two years imprisonment for breaching updated safety regulations.
Check out what will be important for you, especially at Annex B, pages 18 ff „Fire safety in higher-risk buildings“
Download BSI Flex 8670
Stamisol Safe One at RIBA Journal PiP Webinar "Education Buildings"
Please join the RIBAJ PiP Webinar on "Education Buildings". Allan Hurdle will be part of the event with his presentation:
How to enhance fire safety at facades of high-rise and high-risk buildings with vertical facade breather membranes Euroclass A2.
>>> Please have a look at the programme and register now!
Please download our new updated Whitepaper Stamisol Safe One Version November 2020 with full technical documentation for façade breather membranes Euroclass A2-s1,d0 for external walls.
HACKITT SET TO REWARD ‘EARLY ADOPTERS’
The speech of Dame Judith Hackitt at the BESA National Conference at 6th Nov focus on three important points:
1. First and foremost the buildings must be safe. Build it once, build it right and it will stay that way. Especially for buildings over 18m.
2. Do not wait, do the right thing now. Be an early adopter.
3. A step change in approaches to safety management and control is required.
See in this context, how Stamisol Safe One facade breather membrane will enhance fire safety of your vertical outer wall system that should meet
Euroclass A2 - especially for high-rise and high-risk buildings.
Please also have a look at our Commitment to Compliance.
Stamisol UK at Digital Conference Fire2020
4th of November: Our Technical Consultant Allan Hurdle will speak today at his session at Fire2020 in Workshop Room 3 at around 12.30
Please have a look at the programme:
Event Programme Fire2020
Here you can register for the session:
Event Registration Fire2020
Full Scale Fire Testing façade breather membranes Euroclass A2 towards B and E
See for yourself how Stamisol Safe One reacts in a full-scale fire test initiated by the Technical Director of FPA and Director RISCAuthority, Dr Jim Glockling.
Discover how quick toxic fumes arise with Class B and E membranes and decide for yourself, which of the facade membranes will offer the maximum fire safety for your facade project.
Review of CPD webinar at 15th September
We were proud to welcome over 40 architects, facade engineers and experts for fire safety at our last webinar at 15th September. Thank you very much for participating and for your positive feedback like:
"First class CPD – and believe me they are not all so – well presented, just the right pace and no ‘umms’ and ‘arrs’ - round of applause!"
"Good afternoon Allan, great presentation and very informative so thank you very much for that."
"Hi Allan, that was a great presentation. Would you be kind to perhaps share the slide and also send the CPD certificate please?"
Attend us at "Virtual Festival of Façades"
Stamisol will be part of the special UK programme at "world's largest digital event on façade design and engineering" with the presentation (scheduled for 3rd September 4.00-4.30 p.m):
How to achieve maximum fire safety at high-rise and high-risk buildings
Euroclass A2 Breather Membrane
> Why façade membranes are essential and how they can support new options in design (different types of membranes)
> Live saving: Why Euroclass A2 membranes should be used for high-rise/high-risk buildings and re-cladding
> Independent testing of Euroclass A2 membranes
For full programm and registration please visit Virtual Festival of Facades
Stamisol commits to Dame Judith Hackitt’s request for compliance
Stamisol, the supplier of “Safe One” façade breather membranes, a division of Serge Ferrari, has announced that it has agreed to be compliant with the stringent requirements of building safety in the UK and to maintain the highest building industry standards.
2,000 buildings still covered with dangerous cladding
A new report from the Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) committee says, that two thousand high-risk residential buildings are still covered with dangerous cladding three years after tragic Grenfell fire.
Stamisol Safe One now LABC Assured
Today we've got the news, that Stamisol Safe One façade breather membrane Euroclass A2-s1,d0 now is also LABC registered with Certificate No. EW 1214.