Our Group Market Manager and Head of Non-Residential, Magdalena Pyszkowski, says: “The fact that our new solutions have been independently certified fire safe and resistant to wind uplift by FM Approvals immediately gives our customers confidence.
“All our flat roof assemblies have achieved outstanding FM Approvals ratings including Class 1 for interior fire performance, Class A for exterior fire and the maximum uplift wind load ratings of Class 1-180.”
A total of seven solutions — which can be customised to meet a wide range of single ply and bitumen commercial roofing requirements — were successfully certified at the FM Approvals Fire and Natural Hazard Test Centre in North America, which is regarded as one of the best testing facilities in the world.
Magdalena says: “For investors in any commercial project it is vital that they have trust in the construction systems. Roof systems are the first line of defence in the complete building envelope and flat roofs are particularly sensitive to fire and wind load.
“That is why when Knauf Insulation developed our seven high-performing roofing solutions we chose FM Approvals to independently certify their performance.”
Magdalena, who made three visits to North America to oversee each stage of the assemblies’ testing process, adds: “FM Approvals is a major step forward for Knauf Insulation. Not only does it instil confidence in our solutions, but in many respects, it is the shape of things to come.