Rainscreen Cladding Fire Rating Support

In the wake of changes to building regulation to ban combustible materials from use in the exterior walls of all high-rise residential buildings, as well as in hospitals, residential care premises and student accommodation over 18 meters, Eltherington Architectural have been inundated with architects, approved installers and other building industry professionals all asking the same question...................

 How do we make our facade fireproof and future-proof?

Our solution is called TFS1 (Through Fix System)

We offer this system in solid aluminium which typically comprises a seamless 2, 3, or 4mm aluminium sheet, punched to size and formed with rolled edges to provide mechanical strength. The fabricated panel is purely aluminium that can be finished by either (anodising or pre paint A1 rating) or (powder coating A2 rating)

Solid aluminium, is an A1/A2 non-combustible material with a Class 0 (the highest standard) Spread of Flame rating, its inherent non-corrosive properties and lightness of weight means solid aluminium is one of the safest forms of rainscreen cladding available to the industry today

When specified with the Hilti façade mounting and fire stopping solutions, as well as the correct fire rated mineral insulation, the full system can assist with effective compartmentation as part of the fire safety strategy.”

Choosing your material is your first step in specifying a facade that will bring your design to life. Once you have chosen the material, we are able to offer you an unprecedented selection of colours and finishes.

Our specified TFS1 is currently being installed on the new Premier Inn, Glasgow, case study below.


System:           TFS1

Material:          4mm solid aluminium in large format panels

Finish:              Polyester Powder Coating (PPC) A2 rating

Subframe:       Hilti

Project size:    3500m2

Testing:           CWCT tested & accredited to meet building specification.



A1 & A2 Fire Rated CWCT tested cladding
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