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.

Many of ARC’s award-winning range of cavity barriers and fire stopping products are included in the Certifire third-party certification scheme. Certifire is a UKAS accredited independent third-party certification scheme that assures performance, quality, reliability and traceability of products and systems. The Certifire brand is recognized by regulatory authorities worldwide as an international mark of fire safety across a diverse range of products including hardware.

Choosing a product that carries the mark of a reputable third-party certification body gives assurance as to the performance of the products. Using certified products, correctly installed, provides a powerful demonstration that due diligence’s have been served.

The following ARC products are included in the Certifire scheme:

• 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