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Specifiers Journal 2015-2016

Specifiers Journal 2015-2016

60 minutes protection

60 minutes protection for timber to BS 476: Pt. 20/22 , EN 1364-1, EN 14135 and SBI B/s1/d0 Talking Business in Colchester Campus Envirograf ® A group of Architects and Engineers from BDP took on the challenge of creating a new landmark sustainable building to accommodate the University of Essex Business School in Colchester. The sustainability of the building can be seen throughout, from the selection of materials to the passive engineering strategies. A sustainably sourced curved timber frame and timber cladding were key aspects of the specifi cation. Morgan Sindall were appointed as contractor on site and were given the responsibilty of executing the innovative design of this 3 storey, 5,550 sq m building with passive ventilation and heating strategy. A very important aspect of the project as a whole was to make sure that the building is not only innovative and sustainable, but at the same time safe and inkeeping with the Building Regulations regarding fi re protection. This was a very important concern, considering the building is timber framed. After consultations with Envirograf ® , the interdisciplinary team of BDP Architects and Engineers, along with contractor Morgan Sindall, applied Envirograf ® Product 42 - Intumescent paint and varnish for wood, which will provide up to 60 minutes of fire resistance, and Product 92 - Fire retardant coating for timber, which will limit the spread of fl ame across the wooden surfaces of the building. These products allowed the building to achieve an SBI rating of B/s1/ d0 and 60 minutes integrity to BS 476: Pt. 20/22 and EN Test meaning that in the event of a fi re the building will maintain its structural integrity, load-bearing capabilities and the fire will not easily spread. PRODUCT 42 PRODUCT 92 Envirograf ® have Envirograf ® have manufactured this manufactured this system for achieving system for limiting up to 60 minutes on timber substrates, the coating is available spread of fl ame to timber substrates, the coating is available in white or clear in white or clear fi nishes and can be fi nishes and can be used internally or used internally or externally. externally. Tel: 01304 842 555 sales@envirograf.com

HW SYSTEM (Product 42) Intumescent Fire Resistant Coating for timber substrates About us At Envirograf ® we believe that one of the most important things in life is to feel safe. Therefore we created a range of products that will help you protect people you care about from fire. Our range is designed to mitigate the risk of fire by effectively compartmenting the building and therefore preventing the further spread of flame. You can never predict what’s going to happen, but with us at your side you can be sure that in case of a fire, the spread will be limited, which will allow the fire brigade to take control of the element. Fire Rating 60 minutes protection for timber to BS 476: Pt. 20/22 , EN 1364-1, EN 14135 and SBI B/s1/d0 Allows existing wood to be upgraded to comply with both UK and European Fire Regulations Our Fire Coatings will last for a lifetime of the substrate, just maintain the Top Coat 30/60 minutes fire protection coatings New range of final top coats with up to 12 years maintenance free Tested to both British and European standards Can be used on fully loaded floors Application details: Our coating application will depend on the substrate and required fire rating, although in majority of cases we specify : 2 coats of intumescent fire coating 1 coat of final top coat You can apply it by brush, roller or spray. Visit our website or speak to our Technical Team to find out more. Clear and coloured finish allowing to keep existing appearance of the substrate No need to plaster over and cover exisitng ceilings and floors Contact www.envirograf.com Tel: 01304 842 555