Extra fire safety meets design: ROCKPANEL FS-Xtra (A2-s1, d0)
The new advanced features of the FS-Xtra grade from ROCKPANEL bring a fresh dimension to facade cladding design; combining high levels of fire safety with the broadest range of aesthetic finishes and RAL colours available.
Applied on an aluminium or steel supporting structure and fixed with blind rivets, the premium ‘FS-Xtra’ boards meet the requirements for European fire class A2-s1, d0, and can be classified as non-combustible according to national building regulations.
Available in a wide choice of colours and designs
The low maintenance, high performance grade boards are available in the following designs:
- solid colour ‘Rockclad’,
- iridescent ‘Chameleon’,
- elegant ‘Woods’,
- modern ‘Metallics’,
- shimmering ‘Brilliant’ and
- authentic 'Stones'.
Play with ROCKPANEL Woods, not with fire
As wood by nature is combustible. ROCKPANEL Woods is, like the other ROCKPANEL design ranges, able to fulfil even the highest safety requirements in style. The FS-Xtra Woods range allows specifiers to design buildings with the pleasing appearance of natural wood, whilst giving a ‘peace of mind’ that the risk of fire spread across the facade can be significantly reduced.
The renowned facade cladding, with extra fire safety
Although ROCKPANEL is light compared to other board materials like HPL and Fiber Cement Board and can be easily worked on site. It is manufactured from the natural stone; basalt, which makes it extremely durable, weather resistant and strong, as well as providing inherent fire resistant properties. In the FS-Xtra grade all of the attributes of the original boards are there, but the fire performance is amplified, purely through its stone wool fibres, without the need for additives.
Greater thickness carrying even more benefits
FS-Xtra grade boards can easily be identified and distinguished from standard ROCKPANEL boards by their greater thickness of 9mm.This thickness also carries additional benefits:
- Greater spans to be achieved,
- Provide better performance in wind loads
- Cost savings for the back construction.
Application areas for FS-Xtra
FS-Xtra graded ROCKPANEL facade cladding is particularly suitable for applications where high levels of fire performance are desirable or mandatory, such as:
With FS-Xtra also sustainability and fire safety go hand in hand
With sustainability at the heart of all ROCKPANEL board materials and manufacturing processes, architects and specifiers can be assured that the environmental credentials of the ROCKPANEL products match their fire performance, meet cladding requirements and provide all-round design performance in a single package.