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This course is ideal for contractors installing masonry façades.

This CPD looks at some of the typical build-ups of masonry façades and the UK regulatory requirements for fire protection within this facade type including the latest changes regarding fire classifications. It looks at the different types of fire barriers, which ones are suitable for this specific application and what important principles they must incorporate; also the testing and certification of them and assists you to find the routes to prove compliance when installing the firestops into the façade system. It also puts forward some typical problematic areas and how to overcome them early in the design stage to avoid them surfacing down the line on site and shows the fundamentals of installing the Siderise EW firestop system for masonry façades.

Learning objectives

  • Masonry façades

  • The regulatory requirements

  • Design of cavity barriers

  • Routes to compliance

  • Product selection

Cavity Barriers in Masonry Facades

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