The most advanced technology in stone finishes for exteriors & interiors
The UK Government has amended the Building Regulations to prohibit the use of combustible materials in the external walls of buildings in England over 18 metres that contain at least one dwelling. This ban is the result of a review of fire safety, following the Grenfell tower tragedy. The Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018 states that building work shall be carried out so that material which become part of an external wall are of European Classification “A2-s1, d0” or “A1”. These classifications are taken from BS EN 13501-1:2007+A1:2009. Fire classification of construction products and building elements – Classification using test data from reaction to fire tests. The Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018, came into force on 21st December 2018 and will apply to all projects, as described above, that started on site after 21st February 2019.
Stonescreen is a complete high performance external wall system specially designed to be faced with natural stone or other cladding materials and can incorporate standard or bespoke windows, doors, shades, louvres etc. The system is a double skin wall construction comprising of a weather and air tight backing wall which is faced with a rainscreen cladding. It is fully drained, thermally broken, back ventilated and has excellent thermal and acoustic properties. Stonescreen combines the benefits and elegance of natural stone within a high performance curtain wall system.