Aliva brings first A1 rated non-combustible clay brick slip system to market

Aliva, the UK leader in bespoke façades and interior finishes, has achieved A1 accreditation for its latest clay brick slip external wall insultation (EWI) system.

Backed by six decades of Italian flair from its parent company, Aliva UK offers architectural expertise to add verve to building developments across the country, with its design and engineering solutions complemented by a complete façade suite of specialist products.

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The system has been developed to ensure the highest fire classification has been achieved based on testing to standard EN 13501-1:2019. To achieve A1 rating all individual components that make up the system are tested to this standard.

Aliva UK continue to develop solutions for the External Wall Insulation sector, which strictly accord with current Building Regulations and ensure testing of each entire system is undertaken and certified, which allows clients to be comfortable with specifying Aliva UK system solutions.

Testing was also undertaken on the clay slip bonding agents. The bonding agents used were tested to provide a load value, which delivers further comfort to the market. The tests provided results that exceed two tonnes per square metre. This kind of strength is equivalent to comfortably hanging an average family car off each square metre of wall.

James Ormerod, Managing Director for Aliva UK, said:

“It’s quite a coup to achieve an A1 rated EWI system in today’s market and this product provides architects and developers a one of a kind solution to design and build schemes, safely and cost effectively.”

The newly designed EWI system, is fully non-combustible, and is fully monolithic meaning that it can be wholly and safely wrapped around any modern building structure.

Ormerod adds:

“As modern methods of construction become increasingly accessible and commercially viable for construction projects around the world, fire safety remains of upmost importance.

As such, we take our commitment to continually developing new EWI solutions extremely seriously; ensuring that our systems are always the safest that they can possibly be.”