the expert in fire-resistant façades
A façade consists of various elements. In the event of a fire breaking out this is a risk factor. How can you be certain that your assembled façade will meet the fire safety requirements in all respects? After all, the individual certificates for the various elements are no guarantee of the fire safety of the installation as a whole. Why not contact aalbers|wico - the specialist in structural fire security! We manufacture, supply and install fire-resistant façades precisely in accordance with your specifications. If you wish, they can also be offered in combination with intruder-, ballistic- and blast-resistant properties.
tested in practice
The resistance value of our façades has not only been calculated on paper – it has been tested in practice too. At our own test centre we can see how the materials used stand up to the toughest of conditions. We make use of a fire test furnace for this.
Our façades are based on the standards NEN 6075, 6068 as well as 6069, and EN 1634, 1364, 13501 and 15269, but we can also go one step further. If stipulated in the Schedule of Requirements, we can supply a façade offering the actual level of resistance you need. The official standards form the starting point here, but the façade undergoes further testing on the basis of additional criteria.
Find out more about standards for fire-resistant façades in our knowledge centre.
We test the fire resistance of all our façades in our own test centre in accordance with the methods described in the applicable standards NEN 6069 and EN 1634. This is made possible with the help of facilities including a test furnace.
Find out more about testing methods for fire-resistant façades in our knowledge centre.
The resistance class of fire-resistant façades is broadly defined on the basis of two factors: the function of the façade (e.g. supporting, separating, insulating, etc.) and the length of time for which the façade is able to maintain this function when exposed to fire.
Find out more about resistance classes for fire-resistant façades in our knowledge centre.