Product Improvements with New Certification

Product Improvements with New Certification

01st August 2022

Our fire-stopping products have been certificated by IFC, a UKAS accredited third-party accreditation scheme. We’re currently the only UK manufacturer of low-rise cavity barriers to hold internationally recognised third-party certification.

The Certification Process

Each product has been meticulously tested to make sure it conformed to BS476 and EN1366 standards in a variety of settings.

Test data has received a full independent review. Regular audits of production and supply chain controls are carried out to provide assurance that the product supplied matches the product tested.

Why is Third-Party Certification Important?

IFC certification provides assurance that ARC’s fire protection products, when correctly installed, will perform as required.

The importance of certification 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.

Product Improvements

In connection with the new EN 1366 third-party product certification, ARC has been able to roll out an exciting range of product improvements. Highlights of these can be found below:

  • Rockfibre Insulated DPC
    New applications with only 5mm compression (part codes have changed to mirror material thickness – please check datasheet)
  • Fire Stop Slab
    Now up to 450mm cavity width
  • TCB
    Additional depth added on some sizes (no change in part codes)
  • Party Wall TCB
    Now requires only 5mm compression & increase to 60 min insulation performance (no change in part codes)

All product datasheets have been updated. Your product details on your individual price list may be out of date, if unsure please double-check against a datasheet or speak with Customer Support on 0113 252 9428.