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The elements are beautiful. The sea waves on the picturesque sunset, the clouds gathering quickly in the wind, the shades of ochre and earth on the rocks, warmth and glow of the flame. The elements are wondrous, yet powerful, and as every powerful thing can be destructive. Your home is your castle and we understand that. That is why we keep furnishing you with all that is necessary to make your house not only comfortable and energy efficient, but also safe.
Soltherm EWI Systems protect your property from the destructive power of elements:
from the earth – thanks to the biocidal agents in the Soltherm renders, your house is safe from algae and mould growth
from water – highly water repellent renders will never let even one drop of water inside your walls
from air circulation – the top-notch insulation standards will protect your indoor microclimate from losing the heat
last but not least: Soltherm EWI will protect you from the fire as well!
There are very clear UK Building Regulations referring to Fire Protection Requirements for EWI Systems. The insulation systems are classified in relation to their reaction to fire. Up to 2 stories houses should be insulated with a system not less than C class (Low Risk). The buildings that are up to 18 meters high should also have fire breaks made from non-combustible thermal insulation material (mineral wool). Over 18 meters high buildings should be insulated with class A systems in Scotland even entire high-rise tower blocks should be insulated with a class A system.
Each project should be taken on its own merits and Local Authority Building Control Officer and appointed Fire Officer should always be contacted for approval and guidance.
What is the classification for Soltherm systems then?
All the mineral wool based systems are classified as class A - they are non-combustible. All the systems with EPS boards are classified as B.
Moreover, the Soltherm insulation systems are adhesive bonded. What does that mean? It simply means, that the adhesive creates an additional barrier against the spread of fire. This barrier is not present in dry fixed systems, which is why the fire on those buildings may spread quickly and pose much more threat.
Rest assured. The Soltherm EWI systems are the best choice to keep your house safe from the destructive elements.