With the news that its complete range of Cavity Systems has achieved Kiwa BDA Agrement certification, SPSenvirowall explains what this means for the market and the benefits its range of solutions can provide for the supply chain…
SPSenvirowall, once again demonstrating its commitment to cladding certification and safety, is pleased to announce its whole range of innovative Cavity Systems has successfully achieved Kiwa BDA agrement certification.
Founded in 1948, Kiwa is a world top 20 leader and independent third party in testing, inspection and certification, providing security and peace of mind to the end user.
On behalf of construction product and system manufacturers, Kiwa BDA independently verifies products for suitability and fitness for use in construction projects.
After undergoing rigorous testing, SPSenvirowall has been awarded six Kiwa BDA certifications – four for its new Cavity System and two for its Wall System 1 solution.
Used extensively on lightweight structures, cavity systems provide a drainage channel between the insulation and the sheathed framed structure demanded by many building warranty companies.
The speed at which the LSF and insulated cladding can be erected and provide weather protection to the internal trades is a great advantage to the builder, removing the cladding from the critical construction path. It brings forward the internal trades and thereby shortening the contract period, and eliminating the problems associated with brick and blockwork construction.
Now benefitting from a Kiwa BDA certification, the new systems from SPSenvirowall are compliant with Approved Document B and Technical Handbook Section 2 and have a minimum EuroClass Reaction to Fire classification of A2 –s1, d0 and is thereby suitable for building up to and over 18m in height.
Following the changes in regulation surrounding fire and addressing the challenges of the design and supply of cladding systems, the importance of an independent certification demonstrates SPSenvirowall’s commitment to quality, safety and best practice.
Kevin Mangan, Innovation Manager, said: “We are pleased to introduce our new cavity system into the market. It provides a fully accredited external wall insulation system accepted by most building warranty and insurance providers. It is also quick and easy to install and an extremely cost-effective solution to providing brick and render finishes to lightweight fast track construction up to and above 18 metres.”