Fire performance and combustibility testing of AliDeck aluminium decking and balcony component systems

Following legislation and regulation changes in the aftermath of the Grenfell fire, it is essential that all construction materials in the external envelope are non-combustible, including on specified attachments such as balconies.

AliDeck is committed to manufacturing fully-compliant balcony component systems to the industry. We have submitted our range of products to fire testing at Warrington Fire and have achieved EuroClass ratings of A2-s1, d0 and A2fl-s1, meaning that all of our systems are fully compliant with all relevant fire regulations.

AliDeck Non-Combustible Aluminium Metal Decking for Compliant Balconies, terraces and walkways for UK and Ireland Project

The EuroClass Fire Rating System

The EuroClass Fire Rating System is a means by which the combustibility of a material can be ascertained following testing. The Euroclass ratings have several elements which each indicate a performance rating.

The first element is regards combustibility and is rated from A to F, with A representing non-combustible materials. The second element relates to smoke emission level and is rated 1 to 3, with 1 indicating smoke emission as weak or absent. The third element relates to production of flaming droplets and is rated 0 to 2, with 0 indicating no droplets produced. Finally, the inclusion of “fl” indicates that the products have been specifically tested for flooring applications.

Rating Combustibility
A1 Non-combustible/No contribution to fire
A2 Non-combustible/No contribution to fire
B Very limited contribution to fire
C Limited contribution to fire
D Acceptable contribution to fire
E Acceptable contribution to fire
F No performance requirements
Rating Smoke Emission
S1 Smoke emission absent or weak
S2 Smoke emission of average intensity
S3 Smoke emission of high intensity
Rating Flaming Droplets
D0 No dripping
D1 Slow dripping
D2 High dripping

The AliDeck System was proven to be non-combustible, that it makes no contribution to fire, that it produces no or little smoke, and that it produces no flaming droplets.

This means that all AliDeck materials are fully-compliant with regulations and are a guaranteed route to a successful new-build or refurbishment balcony, terrace or walkway project.