Research and product development

Research and product development

ARC is committed to the continuous research and development of products to stop the spread of fire and heat and improve the thermal performance of party wall cavities.

To innovate new products, ARC works with Leeds Beckett University and other key stakeholders in the UK housebuilding industry.

Leeds Beckett University helped with the development of our Eaves Insulator, with the thermal calculations and modelling. They also helped us with our T-Barrier product by designing and carrying out air leakage tests.

ARC Building Solutions’ range of fire protection products have achieved CERTIFIRE, an independent third-party certification scheme that assures performance, quality, reliability and traceability of fire protection products. It is an internationally respected mark of fire safety, recognised by regulatory authorities worldwide.

The importance of schemes like CERTIFIRE is recognised in Approved Document B of the Building Regulations (ADB). This document makes a clear recommendation for the use of third party certificated products and systems. The achievement of CERTIFIRE, provides assurance that ARC’s fire protection products, when correctly installed, will perform as required.

The following products have achieved CERTIFIRE;

  • Cavity Stop Socks and TCBs
  • Party Wall DPCs
  • T-Barrier®
  • Eco-Closer
  • Rock Fibre Insulated DPCs
  • Fire Stop Slab
  • Curtain Wall Barrier
  • Fire Stop Strip

All fire barriers and cavity closers are manufactured to NHBC requirements and hold LABC accreditation.