Tata Steel has taken its non-combustible Urban Seam® cladding sheet and incorporated it into a façade system comprising products that are classified as A1 or A2-s1,d0 and therefore meet the requirement of the latest Building Regulations.
Fully supported standing seam cladding systems are typically supported by and fixed back to continuous plywood or OSB backing board. In the Urban Seam® Façade system the combustible backing board has been replaced by a non-combustible profiled steel deck. The lightweight profiled steel deck is fixed back to a helping hand rail and bracket system which in turn is fixed back to a typical steel frame system.
The system has been independently verified by full scale CWCT testing for wind resistance, water tightness and hard & soft body impacts and also includes British Board of Agrement Approval for Colorcoat Prisma®.