A1 NON-COMBUSTIBILITY 

When it comes to providing a definition for non-combustibility we need look no further than the Building Regulations which defines it as: 
 
"Any product classified as non-combustible when tested in accordance with the requirements of BS476: Part 4: 1970 - Fire tests on building materials and structures - Non-combustibility test for materials, or: 
 
Any product classified as Class A11 in accordance with BS EN 13501-1:2002 - Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from reaction to fire tests when tested to BS EN ISO 1182:2002 Reaction to fire tests for building products - Non-combustibility test and BS EN ISO 1716:2002 Reaction to fire tests for building products - Determination of the gross calorific value." 
A product qualifies for a classification of non-combustible as defined by the building regulations if it meets the requirements of either of the above clauses. 
 
You can be assured that when "Euroclass A1" or "non-combustible" is assigned to our products that the product has been tested and classified by the relevant method, from the relevant standard(s) referred to above. 
 
When building regulations or insurance conditions require the use of a product that is classified as non-combustible, it is important not to be confused by descriptions of materials which do not precisely define the fire performance properties of the material in the way prescribed above. 
 
Our products also aid to the overall Passive Fire Protection(PFP), which includes compartmentalization of the overall building through the use of fire-resistance rated walls, ceilings and floors. Organization into smaller fire compartments, consisting of one or more rooms or floors, prevents or slows the spread of fire from the room of fire origin to other building spaces, limiting building damage and providing more time to the building occupants for emergency evacuation or to reach an area of refuge. 
 
Class A1 Non-Combustible is the highest level of Fire Protection!! 
 

COMPARISON TABLE OF MODELPAN WITH OTHER BUILDING BOARDS: 

 
MODELPAN 
PLASTER BOARD 
CEMENT BASED BOARD 
PLYWOOD 
O.S.B. 
Combustibility 
None 
YOK 
None 
Combustible 
Combustible 
Flame Spread 
None 
Low 
None 
High 
High 
Smoke spread 
None 
Little 
None 
High 
High 
Sound insulation 
High 
Little 
Little 
Little 
Little 
Ice and Freeze Resistance 
Good 
Low 
Good 
Good 
Good 
Water and humidity effect 
Not affected 
Affected 
Affected 
Affected 
Affected 
Heat Insulation: R Value 
1,2 
0,9 
0,8 
1,2 
1,0 
Fungi / Mould growth 
None 
Yes 
None 
Yes 
Yes 
Insect Resistance 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
None 
None 
Structural 
Yes 
No 
No 
Yes 
Yes 
Compressive strength 
High 
Low 
Low 
Normal 
Normal 
Carrier Quality 
Yes 
YOK 
None 
Yes 
Yes 
Breathable 
Yes 
No 
No 
Little 
Little 
Worksafe (Non Toxic) 
Yes 
No 
No 
Yes 
No 
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