MechSlip Certification

CENTRE FOR WINDOW AND CLADDING TECHNOLOGY (CWCT) TESTS

The Centre for Window & Cladding Technology (CWCT) has uniquely developed a test method to demonstrate the weathertightness of external cladding systems. The series of tests are carried out independently to demonstrate how a cladding system will resist the typical weather challenges it will face when located on the outside of a building here in the UK. Testing includes resistance to water penetration, impact from objects hurled at the cladding system and its resistance to positive and negative wind loading.

MechSlip was tested in December 2018 by Technology Centre, VINCI Construction UK Ltd, Stanbridge Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 4QH as follows:

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  • Witnessed by a CWCT member.

  • Water tightness dynamic test: PASS. No water reached face of back wall.

  • Wind resistance – serviceability test: PASS. No visually discernible movement.

  • Wind resistance – safety test: PASS.

  • Soft body impact test: Designated as Class 1.

  • Hard body impact test: Designated as Class 1.

To download a copy of the detailed report please visit our Download section.

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EXOVA WARRINGTONFIRE - FIRE TESTS TO EN 13501-1

Under the latest UK Building Regulations (amended in December 2018) any component which forms part of an external wall on a ‘relevant’ residential building >18m must achieve either Euroclass A2-s1, d0 or Euroclass A1 to the classification standard EN 13501-1, or be classified A1 without testing according to Commission Decision 96/603/EC. The Mechslip system has been tested by Exova Warringtonfire, a UKAS accredited testing and certification organisation, and achieved a Euroclass A1 rating as follows:

EN 13501-1 FIRE TEST RESULTS: MECHSLIP – A1

  • Entire system classified A1 by Exova WarringtonFire.

  • Valid for A1-classified stone/mineral wool insulation of ≤340mm thickness.

  • Valid for cavity depth of 25-100mm.

  • Supporting systems: AxiAL AX1 & AX2 (6063T6 grade aluminium); AxiAL AXR1 & AXR2 (316 grade stainless steel).

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Contact Info

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Clevedon, Somerset, BS21 7NZ
United Kingdom
T. 0808 223 9080
E. info@aquariancladding.co.uk
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