Non-combustible decking for housing associations and local authorities

A2fl-s1 / A2-s1, d0 fire rated decking

It is now a legal requirement for all materials in the external envelope of a building, over 11m in height, to be non-combustible.

The resulting implications for Housing Associations and Local Authorities has been wide reaching with a call for the refurbishment of housing stocks across the UK where combustible materials are present in building envelopes.

Adek is a non-combustible decking system that is A2fl-s1 & A2-s1,d0 fire rated. Its development was focused on creating a non-combustible decking system, flexible enough to replace existing combustible decking, whilst still looking stunning and achieving long-lasting properties.

All our Adek aluminium systems are fully compliant with the latest building regulations and have been designed in accordance with BS 8579:2020 – the design code for balconies.

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Adek's CPD for fire rated decking

There is now a plethora of legislation, design guidance, and fire testing surrounding the topic of non-combustible decking, which can be challenging to review and understand.

Our CPD “A specifier’s guide to non-combustible decking systems” has been designed to support architects and specifiers as they navigate this ever-changing topic. It provides an overview of the factors to consider when choosing high-rise decking, including:

  • Changes to the building regulations and legislation that have implications on products used in the external envelope of buildings
  • Suitability of aluminium in construction products
  • Fire legislation surrounding balconies on high-rise developments
  • An explanation on Class A2 fire-rating and the differences between A2fl-s1 and A2-s1, d0 classifications
  • Understanding slip resistance for non-combustible aluminium decking
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Housing Association & Local Authority resources

Visit our Tech Hub to browse documentation, drawings and supporting data on our Adek systems. Get everything you need in one place to assist with your decking project design. This includes a full suite of detailed technical datasheets which are available to download.

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Adek A2fl-s1 / A2-s1, d0 fire rated decking

All Adek profiles have undergone independent third-party testing and have been classified as A2fl-s1 and A2-s1, d0. This means they are non-combustible, their smoke emissions are weak or absent and they do not create flaming droplets. All Adek non-combustible decking systems are therefore appropriate for use on balconies and roof terraces in buildings over 11m in height.