|SAS Metal Ceiling are tested and certified in accordance with UK and European standards under BS 476-23 and EN13501.
The Building Regulations, Approved Document B, for Fire Safety sets out minimum requirements for the performance of ceilings within buildings. The requirements are either UK tested by BS 476, (class 0, class 1, class 3) or the European Class tested to EN 13501 ("Fire behaviour, smoke production, flaming droplets or debris").
The harmonised European class system will phase out the individual European countries classes over time. The national classifications do not automatically equate an equivalent in the European Class, unless they have been tested accordingly.
EN13964-2004, Suspended ceilings: requirements and test methods, requires that suspended ceilings pass the specific provisions of the test standards set out in EN13501.
SAS Ceiling tiles meet the requirements of Class O as set out in BS 476. The European class equivalent to Class O is B-s3, d2. Class 1 is equivalent to C-s3, d2.
It must be noted that SAS do not recommend that any suspended ceiling should be relied upon to protect the structural elements of a building.
A fire statement can be downloaded from our website, please visit www.sasint.co.uk/fire for full details.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact our technical department.