Fire Credentials

Glasstex fibre glass wallcoverings play an important role in fire safety by preventing spread of flame on the surface of most conventional building materials, which traditional paintable wallpapers do not offer.

Glasstex wallcoverings meet the most stringent international fire regulations. and conforms to BS476 part 6 fire propagation and part 7 class1 surface spread of flames, which combines to give a class ’0′ certification to Regulation E15, UK Building Regulations 2000. and Euroclass; B-s1,d0.

Painted with any water based paint Glasstex surfaces will prevent flames from spreading horizontally along room or corridor walls and equally important resist flames spreading vertically into ceiling spaces, Glasstex offers a truly decorative finish, that gives a fire retardant solution at a fraction of the cost compared to other fire protection systems on the market.

Glasstex acts as a protective membrane to substrate preventing:
Fire Credentials Diagram

  1. Horizontal spread of flames to door or window
  2. Vertical spread up wall surface to ceiling space
  3. Spread along corridor walls to cut off adjoining rooms
  4. Spread into staircase or lift lobby areas

Warrington Fire Global Safety – UK Building Regulations 2000

The Glasstex Wallcovering system can play an important role in fire safety by preventing spread of flames on the surface of most conventional building materials.

A range of various systems incorporating Glasstex products in conjunction with Beeline medium grade R/M Adhesive have been tested in accordance with BS 476: Part 6 (Fire Propagation) and BS 476: Part 7 (Surface Spread of Flame) and the test results comply with the requirements for Class ’0′ rating as defined in paragraph A 13 (b) of Approved Document B (Fire Safety) to the Building Regulations 2000.

Fire Test Results

An overview of some of the systems tested together with the results obtained are detailed below:

Test Reference BS 476: Part 7
Surface Spread of Flame
BS 476: Part 6
Fire Propagation
Material Construction Actual
flame spread
(mm)
Limit for
highest class
(mm)
Class
Result
(Highest 1)
Actual
Index
1.
Pass
Level
1.
Index
i 1
Pass
i 1
Building board
Primer
Adhesive
Glasstex wallcovering
2 coats Emulsion Paint
Nil 165 1 1.0 12.0 0.7 6.0
Bulding board
6 coats Gloss Paint
Adhesive
Glasstex wallcovering
2 coats Emulsion Paint
75 165 1 5.9 12.0 3.7 6.0
Plasterboard
Adhesive
Glasstex wallcovering
1 coat Emulsion Paint
1 coat Vinyl Silk
50 165 1 7.8 12.0 4.3 6.0
Building board
Adhesive
Glasstex wallcovering
1 coat Emulsion Paint
1 coat Spray Multicolour Paint
Nil 165 1 3.0 12.0 1.5 6.0

The tests have been conducted by ‘Warringtonfire’ the UK’s largest independent fire testing, research and certification organisation. Copies of our test results are available on request on completion of projects from Eclipse Wallcoverings.