Research and analysis

Fire performance of cladding materials research

Reports summarising research carried out by BRE to investigate the behaviour of selected non-ACM cladding products.

Documents

Fire performance of cladding materials research: main report

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Fire performance of cladding materials research: appendix A – literature review

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Fire performance of cladding materials research: appendix B – prioritised list of materials/ products for the experimental programme

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Fire performance of cladding materials research: appendix C – experimental methodology and performance analysis

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Fire performance of cladding materials research: appendix D – construction and design of experimental rig and calibration exercise

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Fire performance of cladding materials research: appendix E – main experimental program

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Fire performance of cladding materials research: appendix F – analysis and experimental results

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Fire performance of cladding materials research: appendix G – supplementary experimental work

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These reports summarise the research carried out by BRE and commissioned by the government to investigate the behaviour of selected types of non-ACM (non-aluminium composite material) cladding products using physical testing at intermediate scale.

This research supports the advice from the Expert Panel which has been clear since 2017, and most recently in its consolidated advice published in January 2020 that ACM PE presents an unparalleled risk and should be remediated on all buildings. The consolidated advice is also clear that other cladding materials should also be assessed for safety and remediated where found to be unsafe.

Published 2 April 2020
Last updated 2 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added Summary of research on non-ACM cladding

  2. First published.