Showerwall achieves fire rating specification

For projects where an FR rating is required, Showerwall, the versatile bathroom wallpanelling range, can now be specified after achieving European standard.

Showerwall achieves fire rating specification

The product has recently undergone rigorous testing and achieved the European standard BS EN 13501-1:2007 for Fire Retardancy with a rating of Ds1, d0. This guarantees a strong performance level against, flammability, smoke generation and speed of generation. It is currently the only bathroom panelling product on the market to offer FR credentials.

Showerwall is available with a choice of MDF or plywood core, giving cost flexibility for different projects, and both options achieve the FR specification.

Showerwall is an ideal alternative to tiling in domestic and commercial bathrooms including hotels, B&B’s, holiday centres and social housing. It is a 100% waterproof wallpanelling system offering a high performance and easy installation decorative solution for shower enclosures and wallpanelling which is guaranteed for 15 years.

Showerwall panels are available in 33 designs covering stones, marbles, granites and graphic prints in a choice of surface textures. Panels are 10.5mm thick and available in either square cut or tongue & groove panels 2440mm high. Tongue & groove comes in one width of 585mm, while the standard square cut panels offer the flexibility of 900, 1000 and 1200mm panel. All offer an excellent alternative to tiling with the grout-free surface being aesthetically pleasing and easier to clean and maintain on an ongoing basis.

Claire Lambert, brand director for Showerwall, said: “For projects where a European FR rating is required, whether in contract, leisure or social housing, Showerwall can offer that assurance and contribute to the achievement of a high building specification, while also offering the easy installation and decorative benefits of large panels.”

Showerwall is available on 48 hour lead time nationwide from an extensive choice of distributors including IDS, Ideal Bathrooms, Q4 and Formula 1. Samples, display stands and literature are available as part of the merchandising package.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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