Party Wall System

Party Wall System

The ARC Party Wall System is an innovative fire-stopping solution for both masonry and timber frame constructions with an adjoining party wall. The System is comprised of several complimenting products all designed to halt the spread of smoke and flames within hidden cavities.

Key Benefits Of The ARC Party Wall System

  • Where appropriate, key products in the System exceed fire integrity requirements laid out in Approved Document B (ADB).
  • Satisfies NHBC Chapter 7.2 D13 ‘Junctions between roofs and compartment or separating walls shall adequately resist fire spread’.
  • Supports compliance in the new 2024 guidance laid out by NHBC.
  • Key products are third party certified by IFC.
  • A more effective fire-stopping solution than conventional systems.
  • Zero U-value at party wall can be achieved.

Reducing Heat Loss

Aside from the life saving fire-stopping capabilities, both timber frame and masonry variants of the system provide an impressive reduction in potential heat loss. The ARC Party Wall System dramatically reduces heat loss along the edges of the party wall, enabling a zero U-value to be achieved. Without effective edge sealing, the party wall cavity allows heat to escape.

The image (below) highlights the areas of heat loss in a row of terraced houses, of a particular note is the heat loss at the top of the junction where the party wall cavity meets the external cavity. The Party Wall System directly addresses heat loss, supporting a high EPC rating.

Further Benefits Of The ARC Party Wall System

  • Up to three times more effective as an edge seal than conventional systems.
  • Simplified installation when compared to conventional systems.
  • Reduces sound transmission between the dwellings and within the cavity.
  • Minimises thermal bypass.
  • Available to suit both masonry and timber frame applications.

Masonry

Timber Frame

Products in the Party Wall system

Fire product

T-Barrier Foundation

The ARC T-Barrier Foundation is designed to provide a fire, thermal and acoustic break at the junction between the external cavity and the party wall cavity at foundation level.

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Cavity Stop Sock

Fire product

Cavity Stop Sock

ARC Cavity Stop Sock restricts the spread of smoke and flames within the cavity of external masonry walls.

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T-Barrier for Masonry Construction

Fire product

T-Barrier for Masonry Construction

The ARC T-Barrier is designed to provide a fire, thermal and acoustic break at the junction between the external cavity and the party wall cavity.

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T-Barrier for Pitched Roof

Fire product

T-Barrier for Pitched Roof

The ARC T-Barrier Pitched Roof is designed to provide a fire, thermal and acoustic barrier between the top of the party wall blockwork and the underslaters felt.

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Wired Tile Batten Barrier

Fire product

Wired Tile Batten Barrier

Designed to provide a fire, thermal and acoustic break at the party wall between the roof tiles and roof membrane.

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Soffit Slab

Fire product

Soffit Slab

ARC Soffit Slab is designed to fill the void within the soffit, providing a fire, thermal and acoustic barrier between dwellings.

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Spandrel Barrier

Fire product

Spandrel Barrier

ARC Spandrel Barrier seals the top of the party wall cavity, allowing a zero U-value to be achieved when used in conjunction with ARC T-Barrier vertically.

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U-Barrier

Fire product

U-Barrier

ARC U-Barrier is compressed between the top of the spandrel panel and underside of the roof covering, creating a fire and thermal break.

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Eaves Insulator

Cold bridging product

Eaves Insulator

The requirement for ARC Eaves Insulator elevated from the problem of heat loss through the roof membrane at the junction between the pitched roof and the top of the cavity wall.

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