Demand Set To Soar For Non-Combustible Panels

Panel Systems, a supplier of architectural panels, is gearing up for a busy year ahead for its range of non-combustible FR-A glazing infill panels.

Since launching the FR-A panels, Panel Systems has experienced strong demand from contractors switching to using non-combustible materials in external walls of buildings over 11m in height, in order to meet latest Approved Document B of the building regulations.  In these cases, building materials must now be Euroclass A1 or A2-s1, d0.


Glazing and curtain walling

Manufactured at the company’s centrally located UK facility to approved IOS 9001:2015 management standards, the FR-A panels achieve A2-s1,d0 classification when tested against the procedures detailed in EN 13501-1:2018. These non-combustible architectural panels are suitable for both glazing and curtain walling applications.

A spokesperson for Panel Systems, says: “Our FR-A panels provide architects, developers and contractors with peace of mind when specifying panels to achieve the latest building regulations. These panels have been really popular and we expect to see demand rise even further.”



These FR-A panels are available with both anodised and powder coated aluminium facings, in a variety of thicknesses. Each panel goes through a controlled manufacturing process, which includes stringent quality checks on each component to ensure they meet the required standard of the tested specifications. As well as meeting fire safety regulations.

Each panel is made up of a fire resisting, non-combustible core of Nexus Stonewool Lamella, the fire safe material for composite structures. This core has superb integrity, rigidity, flatness and built-in structural performance in a uniform vertical fibre structure. They come in a range of colours.


Picture: Panel Systems is predicting a rise in demand for non-combustible FR-A glazing infill panels.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
01st February 2024


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