As we know, fire can be deadly and destroy lives or will damage buildings and the environment. Reducing the risk of fire is vital in the daily actions and decisions we make in our lives.
However, sometimes we rely on standards and regulations and the subsequent understanding of these to ensure our safety. This is particularly the case when chimney breast lining or wall lining systems for cassette and inset fireplaces and stoves in the home are being installed or refurbished.
The published Approved Document about the Combustion appliances and Fuel Storage systems in the Building Regulations provides requirements for the installation of heating appliances in buildings, which said that “ The combustion appliances and flue pipes shall be so installed, and fireplaces and chimneys be so constructed and installed, as to reduce to a reasonable level the risk of people suffering burns or the building catching fire in consequence of their use.”
With reference to this document, minimum distances are prescribed, and the use of non-combustible lining materials is indicated, and this guidance given must be followed at all times. Particular care should be taken to ensure that hot radiating surfaces are kept clear of combustible materials such as timber.
Despite these guidelines, the market is not always fully educated about what is the correct type of board to use for chimney breast and fireplace linings.
Many installers will just assume that standard fire-rated panels are suitable. However, the reality is that they are not fit for the purpose as the sustained intensity of heat, coupled with subsequent cooling after each fire means that unless the board is able to remain dimensionally stable, the board is highly likely to crack.
If the panels crack, it will not only negate the fire resisting characteristics of the board, but it will also need replacing with a fit for purpose board which will cost the householder even more money.
A cracked board as well as making the room in need of redecoration, more importantly, could cause the building to catch fire and put lives at risk. TSTC Ceramic Wall Panel Calcium Silicate board overcomes this problem from the outset.
TSTC Ceramic Wall Panel is a safe, reliable and robust chimney breast lining system, specifically designed for stoves and cassette and inset fireplaces. The system can resist continuous high temperatures up to 1000°C and the board will remain dimensionally stable and fit for purpose during and after heating.
To ensure householder safety, compliance with the required Heats standards is vital, both in terms of product selection and correct installation. Therefore, ALL the components of a fireplace lining system need to be compatible and fire safe. The TSTC Ceramic Wall Panel is A1 non-combustible, the highest level of fire performance.
We understand the complex and stringent requirements of the building and construction industry and our products provide homeowners, architects, developers, and contractors with adaptability and performance benefits to enable safe and innovative designs to be easily realized.
Features of TSTC Ceramic Wall Panel
TSTC Ceramic Wall Panel can resist continuous high temperatures of up to 1400°C, designed specifically to comply with Building Regulations Part , the Combustion Appliances and Fuel Storage Systems.
TSTC Ceramic Wall Panel will not deteriorate when used in damp or humid conditions and will not encourage mould growth. The boards are also rot proof. Performance characteristics are not degraded by age or moisture.
TSTC Ceramic Wall Panel remain unaffected by rodent, termite and insect attack.
TSTC Ceramic Wall Panel, thermal conductivity is 0.20W/mK (approx.) at 20°C. This reduces heat loss and allows emitted heat to be distributed evenly within the room.
TSTC Ceramic Wall Panel are quick and easy to install and can be cut with traditional woodworking equipment and installed using standard fixings and TSTC approved glue.
If plastering or wallpapering is required, the board should be fully sealed using an inorganic primer suitable for use at elevated temperatures. TSTC Ceramic Wall Panel can be decorated using silicate based paints, prior to painting the boards should be sealed using an inorganic primer.
TSTC Ceramic Wall Panel is made of foamed ceramic materials, providing very strong walls. Due to minimal expansion and contraction during and after heating, the risks of cracks, microscopic fissures or deformation is greatly reduced.
TSTC Ceramic Wall Panel is a chemically inert calcium silicate board, unaffected by contact with most chemicals and resistant to dilute acids and alkalis. Boards do not contain any bonding agents, which could emit irritating odour or affect the adhesion to the board in a negative way.
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Contact: TSTC Ceramic Wall Panel
Phone: +86 15042736579
Tel: +86 15042736579
Add: Shenfu Avenue, Hunnan District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province,China .