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Know Your Fire Ratings

Building Regulations specify the use of fire resistant materials in all public buildings including schools, hospitals and government buildings 1.

This means that in offices, rooms and classrooms, noticeboards must be fire rated to BS476 Part 7 Class 1.

In corridors and stairwells, noticeboards must comply with Class B EN 13501 (an equivalent to Class 0).

Pitts Boards

Pitts Presentation offers noticeboards, tamperproof lockable noticeboards and whiteboards in both fire ratings.

Class 1 Fire rated Noticeboards
Our Pitts Premier Felt, Charles Twite, Camira Cara and Camira Lucia, and Corded Hessian fabrics are all fire rated and we can provide fire certificates certified to BS476 Part 7 Class 1.

*Tamperproof lockable noticeboards include a BS476-Part 1 Class 1 fire rated polycarbonate cover.

Class 1 Fire rated Whiteboards
Our High Pressure Laminate Whiteboards (PHP) which are non-magnetic, are Class 1 Fire Rated with bonding to a substrate.


Class B  Fire Rated Noticeboards
Pitts Polycolour FR® Class B Noticeboard range is fire tested to BS EN 13501-1:2007+A1: 2009.
Available in six different colours and three frames, it is a versatile
product which is also recyclable in the PET waste stream.
We also offer Class B fabric covered noticeboard made with a Class B fire rated backing board and covered with fire rated fabric - Pitts Premier Felt, Charles Twite, Camira Cara and Camira Lucia and Corded Hessian - composite board tested to Class B EN 13501.

*Class B Tamperproof lockable noticeboards include a BS476-Part 1 Class 1 fire rated polycarbonate cover, composite test to BS EN 13501-1:2007+A1: 2009.

We can provide datasheets and fire certificates on request.

Pitts Polycolour FR® find out more


Class B Fire rated Whiteboards

Pitts Vitreous Enamel Steel Whiteboards (PVES) are fired twice to 800 degrees and are Class B fire rated. They can also be used as a low gloss projection whiteboard.

 

References
1 Building Regulations Fire Safety Volume 2

Futher information
Building Bulleting 100: Design for fire safety in schools 2007/2014 Education and Skills Funding Agency

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