Building Systems UKFM Approvals

Tata Steel’s UK range of insulated roof and wall panels which includes Trisomet®, Trimapanel® micro-rib, Trimapanel® flat, Formawall® and RoofDek now have FM Approval.


25 Apr 2016

Third party testing and accreditation for complete reassurance

We’ve successfully completed a series of rigorous structural and fire performance tests with FM Global for our range of insulated roof and wall panels, and structural roof decking profiles, including Trisomet®, Trimapanel® micro-rib, Trimapanel® flatFormawall® and RoofDek

FM Approval provides architects, building contractors and developers with the assurance that products have been objectively tested and conform to the highest international standards. These approvals help with product specification and selection by ensuring products and systems are proven with extensive testing to perform as specified. Choosing FM Approved roof and wall panels means you can be confident that your building envelope will withstand a broad range of fire and environmental risks, and not simply form a collection of parts and components that may not perform as expected. Our RoofDek profiles are the only UK manufactured steel roof decking range with FM Approvals testing and certification.

Contact our team of technical experts on +44(0) 1244 892011 or email technical.theworks@tatasteeleurope.com to find out more about our FM Approval certification or for help with specification. 

Structural wall and roof panels are subjected to a wide range of hazards throughout the building’s lifecycle, so confidence in these systems is key. Working closely with FM Global at its research campus, we secured certification of our products for the following stringent standards;

  • 4471: Class 1 Panel roofs
  • 4880: Class 1 Insulated wall and ceiling panels – fire
  • 4881: Class 1 Exterior wall systems

FM Global states that ‘products which are capable of meeting all of FM Approval’s performance criteria are generally more highly engineered than those meeting only the minimum requirements’. We’ve completed this comprehensive testing to help designers, architects and contractors to specify and install FM Approved products and systems. By choosing FM Approved products you more than meet basic code requirements – you ensure that your building envelope will be safe throughout its lifecycle.

Securing FM Approval for our insulated wall and roof panels demonstrates our commitment to helping you meet stringent building regulations. We provide safe and robust products to the UK construction market, supported by our team of technical experts who can help take your project from concept to completion. When the choice is clear for tested and certified products that are proven to perform and built to last, why take the risk?

To find out more about our FM Approved products, contact us on +44 (0) 1244 892199, or email us.





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