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With 40 per cent of fatalities (according to the DCLG) being a result of smoke and noxious gases, Siderise’s Chris Hall considers the importance of passive fire protection in high-rise buildings to mitigate the effects of fire to save lives.

When you consider that asphyxiation from smoke and noxious gases accounts for more than 40 per cent of fatalities (according to the DCLG) and that most deaths happen to people who were not in the room where the fire originated, it is easy to see why firestops are critical to prevent the passage of flames and noxious gases from one floor to the next. Chris Hall, Commercial Development Officer of SIDERISE feels that passive fire protection solutions play a vital role in high-rise buildings mitigating the effects of fire, saving lives and property.

Fires in high-rise buildings generate large quantities of smoke that tend to spread vertically throughout the building, even if the fire is contained to only one room. Smoke travels at up to 130 metres every minute and whilst most people can easily move at this rate in normal circumstances, the majority of survivors of fires stated that smoke restricted their ability to see to no more than 4 metres. 

When the linear gap at perimeter edge between the floor and curtain wall is not properly sealed, flames and smoke will spread vertically to higher floors. Addressing these linear gaps by properly installing firestops, maintains the floors fire compartmentation of the building. This delays vertical smoke-spread and reduces the risk of smoke-related deaths in the upper floors of the building.

Safe solution

The Perimeter barrier firestops seal the linear gap between the edge of the compartment floor slab and external curtain wall. Due to project designs and site tolerances, this linear gap can be variable, so the firestop system used needs to have a degree of ‘dynamic’ movement capability – compression and recovery – in order to accommodate serviceability movement. What is critical is the firestop system must do this in combination with the primary functional requirement, which is to maintain continuity of fire resistance between the compartment floor and the external wall. The installed firestop system needs to match the same period of fire resistance as the compartment floor.

All firestop systems need to be tested to two criteria – Integrity and Insulation (EI).

Integrity (E) refers to the ability of the system to prevent the passage of flame, smoke and combustible gases either through, around the material or through joints in an assembly; while Insulation (I) refers to a measure of the increase in conducted heat transferred from the exposed to unexposed surfaces of 180°C rise above ambient.

These two criteria are critical in the development of curtain wall perimeter firestop products. The most effective products combine a number of material features – density, thickness, resin content, fibre structure and controlled compression – which together determine the resistance properties.

When looking at the Integrity (E) criteria, the material chosen must be impervious to the transfer of flame and gases, easy to install with minimal site management and accommodate all real-world requirements at interfaces, joints and details.

In order to meet the fire and smoke stop requirements in all external façade applications, the Certifire Approved SIDERISE CW-FS perimeter barrier and firestop systems offer an unrivalled combination of fully-qualified performance, practical installation and service benefits.

The principal function of the SIDERISE CW system is to maintain continuity of fire resistance by sealing the linear gap between the compartment floors or walls and external curtain walls both horizontally and vertically.

SIDERISE perimeter barriers and firestops for curtain wallinguse a patented method of manufacture that provides a resilient lateral compression. This facilitates installation, ensures the requisite tight fit and enhances fire Integrity (E). Throughout the range, the materials comprise a one-piece product with a pre-compressed non-combustible stonewool core. The products also have integral aluminium foil facings to provide an overall Class A1 rating and excellent resistance to the passage of smoke. SIDERISE CW-FS perimeter barrier and firestop systems also offer an unrivalled combination of independent third party Certifire approved performance data for both horizontal and vertical applications, Certifire Certificate No CF563 refers.

The systems can offer tested fire rating options ranging from 30 minutes to five hours and can accommodate void widths up to 1200mm. In addition to providing an effective seal against the passage of smoke and fire, the products will also function as an effective acoustic barrier and plenum lining.

Sealing the voids

At the $135 million Al Fattan Crystal Towers, recently completed at the Dubai Marina in the UAE, fire safety was paramount in a development which houses hotel rooms, suites and residential apartments.

With both vertical and horizontal fire compartmentation requirements, the specification of SIDERISE CW-FS 120 firestops provided the contractor Cladtech with a one-stop-shop solution that could maintain a fire and smoke seal in one product and could successfully fill lineargaps at the podium levels in excess of 300mm.

For the two towers, Cladtech installed 12,000 LM of SIDERISE CW-FS 120 firestops including horizontal (floor slab) and vertical compartmentation. With the timeline on the project critical, the use of this dry fix system enabled the work to be completed quickly and efficiently, ready for handover to subcontractors.

Throughout the application, SIDERISE provided comprehensive support including drawing assistance, liaison with the authorities for approval, installation training and periodic site inspection and assistance.

Whilst specifying the correct product is vital, the quality of installation is equally as important. Contractors installing life saving measures such as perimeter barriers and firestops must have adequate training on the particular manufacturer’s products and be qualified to install it in the first place. When it comes to saving lives and protecting businesses and property, a well designed and installed system can make the difference.

For further information about SIDERISE, or for technical advice, contact the SIDERISE

Set to showcase an exciting range of products at this year’s Zak Windows and Doors Expo is leading manufacturer of firestop and acoustic barrier insulation systems SIDERISE.

Set to showcase an exciting range of products at this year’s Zak Windows and Doors Expo is leading manufacturer of firestop and acoustic barrier insulation systems SIDERISE. This leading marketplace for windows and facades in the Indian subcontinent is taking place in New Delhi from the 9th-11th December with Siderise gearing up for a busy show.

Held at the Pragati Maidan exhibition centre, this 13th annual trade show in the heart of India’s capital will host more than 200 exhibitors and bring together architects, contractors, developers, façade consultants and fabricators from across the Indian subcontinent to source local and international products, network with like-minded peers and learn from experts.

Representatives from SIDERISE and its distribution partner, Northern Lights Architectural, will be available on Stand D6B10 to engage with customers old and new and answer queries about the company’s innovative and industry- leading firestop and cavity barrier systems.

Commenting on the three-day event, Chris Hall, Commercial Development Officer at SIDERISE said: “We are looking forward to participating once again at this year’s expo, the biggest event on the fenestration calendar in India. It’s a great opportunity to raise the profile of the company and show its commitment to India and this maturing region.”

“The curtain wall industry in India is in an emerging state when it comes to technology and our fire-stopping and noise control insulation solutions for facades fit well within this,” added Chris.

Joining Chris Hall at the event will be Sreenivas Narayanan, Sales and Business Development Officer at SIDERISE for the Middle East and India.

For more information, and to register for the event, visit Zak Doors and Windows Expo 2016

For further information about SIDERISE or for technical advice email the or call 01656 730833

The year may be drawing to a close but the SIDERISE team is as busy as ever. This month the team is headed to Kolkata to present and exhibit at the Zak World of Facades India event.

The year may be drawing to a close but the SIDERISE team is as busy as ever. This month the team is headed to Kolkata to exhibit at the Zak World of Facades India event.

Sreenivas Narayanan, the new Sales and Business Development Officer for the Middle East and India, will be presenting at the event on 'Point fixed hardware - The selection process'. His presentation will focus on:

  1. The importance of slab edge perimeter fire barrier for curtain wall

  2. Fire performance – Insulation and Integrity

  3. SIDERISE CW-FS

  4. The importance of installation and compliance

  5. Understanding façade acoustics

  6. Siderise solutions for façade acoustics

Visitors to the event will also have the opportunity to explore a range of products including SIDERISE CW-FS Perimeter Barriers and Firestops for Curtain Walling  and Open State Cavity Barriers used in rainscreen cladding applications. A variety of innovative acoustic solutions for facades will also be showcased including SIDERISE Mullion and Transom inserts.

As always the SIDERISE Facades team will be on hand and happy to discuss projects that you are involved in and passive fire protection and noise control systems that your projects may require.

Now in its 25th edition, Zak World of Facades is an International conference series on the subject of façade design & engineering. The conference will take place on Friday 18 November at the ITC Sonar hotel.

To register and find out more about the event visit www.facades.ind.in

If you are unable to attend this event you will have the opportunity to meet the team at the Zak Doors and Windows exhibition in New Delhi which takes place in December.

The SIDERISE team is heading to Singapore this month to exhibit its products at the Zak World of Facades inaugural South East Asia event. The event will take place on Thursday 13 October at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

The SIDERISE team is heading to Singapore this month to exhibit its products at the Zak World of Facades inaugural South East Asia event/ The event will take place on Thursday 13 October at the Marina Bay Sands.

At the event, SIDERISE will also be looking for a new Singapore based Distributor Partner. Steve Swales, Chief Commercial Officer, commented “This is an exciting time for SIDERISE and based on the company’s growth plans and our success in markets in the UK, Ireland, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and India, we are now looking to appoint a new Partner Distributor in Singapore. It’s a great opportunity for a new distributor to come on board.”

Distributors that are interested in this opportunity are invited to come along and speak to Steve at the event. You can find out more about the opportunity here http://bit.ly/2dAn71O

Zak World of Facades, now in its 23rd edition globally, has already proved a great success in the Middle East and South Asia, and the event organisers are very happy to be holding their inaugural South East Asia event in Singapore.

If you are attending the event come along and meet the SIDERISE Facades team and discover all the innovative fire-stopping and acoustic insulation solutions for facades. A brochure on fire safety and noise control for facades will also be available.

If you are unable to attend but would like to find out more about SIDERISE and its passive fire protection and noise control systems for facades contact our Facades team for further information.

SIDERISE has just launched its new installation guidance video for its ‘Open State’ horizontal and vertical cavity fire barriers.

SIDERISE has just launched its new installation guidance video for its ‘Open State’ horizontal and vertical cavity fire barriers.

SIDERISE RH ‘Open State’ horizontal cavity barriers have been specifically designed to meet the requirements for cavity fire barriers used in drained and ventilated facades. These barriers ensure that the system will drain any moisture whilst maintaining airflow. In the event of fire they provide an effective hot smoke and fire seal.

SIDERISE RV vertical cavity barriers for rainscreen cladding are used to full fill the void between the external envelope and the internal structure. Their unique stonewool lamella core construction enables them to accommodate the serviceability movement that’s normally associated with rainscreen facades.

The new installation guidance video provides step by step guidance on how to install both the horizontal and vertical cavity fire barriers and is now available on the SIDERISE website, and the company YouTube channel.

The video forms part of the wide range of Site Services that the Facades technical team offers to customers to ensure that everything runs smoothly, from product selection to final installation.

To find out more, download our SIDERISE Site Services brochure, or contact a member of our Facades team.

Leading manufacturer of fire, acoustic and thermal insulation products SIDERISE has launched its product range through the NBS National BIM Library.

Leading manufacturer of fire, acoustic and thermal insulation products SIDERISE has launched its product range through the NBS National BIM Library.

The SIDERISE BIM object range includes fire safe and acoustic insulation solutions for curtain walling and ventilated facades, and solutions for building interiors.

BIM objects available to download through the BIM Library meet the internationally-recognised NBS BIM Object Standard . The library is free to use and is the only BIM object library that links directly to NBS specification software and to the NBS BIM Toolkit – an essential requirement for Level 2 BIM.

BIM (Business Information Modelling) is set to digitally revolutionise the construction industry through information modelling, information management and team cohesion.

Visit the National BIM Library to view SIDERISE products and download the BIM objects.

Siderise’s Chief Commercial Officer, Steve Swales, will be presenting at Kingspan Insulation’s Rising High– Facades and Fire Safety seminar which takes place on Tuesday 13 September at The Building Centre, in London.

Siderise’s Chief Commercial Officer, Steve Swales, will be presenting at Kingspan Insulation’s Rising High– Facades and Fire Safety seminar which takes place on Tuesday 13 September at The Building Centre, in London.

The complimentary seminar will focus on the routes to compliance for facades incorporating rigid phenolic insulation on buildings with a habitable storey 18m, or greater, above ground level. Steve Swales’ presentation will address the functional, testing, installation and inspection requirements of “open state” cavity barriers, and the importance of considering all of these factors in constructing compliant structures.

SIDERISE partner with Kingspan Insulation, and the wider industry, to produce appropriate systems that provide effective fire and smoke compartmentation in ventilated and non-ventilated facades. We are delighted to support Kingspan in providing stakeholders with appropriate information and guidance.

The programme includes presentations given by:

  • Dr Janet Murrell (Exova)
  • Steve Evans (Building Control Alliance)
  • Steve Swales (Siderise)
  • William Jones (Kingspan Insulation)

 Find out more about the event here http://bit.ly/2bEKlVJ

Leading manufacturer of firestop and acoustic barrier insulation systems SIDERISE is set to highlight its capabilities and exhibit its expansive range of products at the inaugural Windows Doors and Facades Event in Dubai from the 18-20 September.

Leading manufacturer of firestop and acoustic barrier insulation systems SIDERISE is set to highlight its capabilities and exhibit its expansive range of products at the inaugural Windows Doors and Facades Event in Dubai from the 18-20 September.

Held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, this must-attend new trade show will bring together architects, interior designers, developers, facade consultants and fabricators from across the region to source local and international products, network with like-minded peers and learn from experts.

For the three day event representatives from SIDERISE will be available on Stand A59 in Za'abeel Hall 5 to engage with customers old and new and answer queries about the company’s innovative and industry leading firestop and cavity barrier systems.

Commenting on the event, Chris Hall, Commercial Development Officer at SIDERISE said: “We are looking forward to participating in this debut event, meeting key players within the industry and being able to showcase a variety of fire-stopping and noise control insulation solutions for facades.

“It’s a great opportunity to raise the profile of the company and show its commitment to this region. The Middle East represents a growing market for us,” added Chris.

The exhibition will open with The Middle East Facades Summit centred around the theme, ‘innovation, efficiency, security and quality control in facade design and engineering’, which will feature two distinctive keynote speeches delivered by government representatives outlining the latest updates to fire and safety codes, and offering insight on sustainability in design.

Joining Chris Hall at the event will be Sreenivas Narayanan, Sales and Business Development Officer at SIDERISE for the Middle East and India.

For more information on Windows, Doors and Facades 2016 visit www.windowsdoorsandfacadeevent.com

For further information about SIDERISE or for technical advice visit www.siderise.com or call 01656 730833

SIDERISE will be exhibiting at the Zak World of Facades event which takes place in New Delhi, at the Hyatt Regency, on Friday 2 September.

SIDERISE will be exhibiting at the Zak World of Facades  event which takes place in New Delhi, at the Hyatt Regency, on Friday 2 September.

Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to meet the SIDERISE Facades team and view a variety of fire-stopping and noise control insulation solutions for facades. A brochure on fire safety and noise control for facades will also be available.

The event, now in its 16th edition in India, provides a forum to discuss the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and showcases the latest technological solutions.

If you are unable to attend but would like more information on SIDERISE and its passive fire protection and noise control systems for facades, please contact our Facades team.

SIDERISE is heading to Bengaluru, India to present at the next Zak World of Facades conference which takes place on Friday 15 July at the ITC Gardenia.

SIDERISE is heading to Bengaluru, India to present at the next Zak World of Facades conference which takes place on Friday 15 July at the ITC Gardenia.

Steve Swales, Chief Commercial Officer for SIDERISE will be presenting on ‘Perimeter Barrier Fire Stop Systems for Curtain Walls’. The presentation will focus on:

  • Guidance on compliant specification

  • Insight to current testing methodology

  • Clarification on different methods of installation and associated risks

The SIDERISE team will also be showcasing a variety of fire-stopping and noise control insulation solutions for facades. Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to meet the team and view these solutions during the networking breaks. A brochure on fire safety and noise control for facades will also be available.

Unable to attend the event? Contact our Facades team for information on SIDERISE and its passive fire protection and noise control solutions.

Over 170 delegates attended the Siderise Group/BRE “Facades” conference on the 13 January at BRE Watford. Internationally renowned presenters focused on two main topics - Fire Safety and Acoustic Behaviours of facades

Over 170 delegates attended the Siderise Group/BRE “Facades” conference on the 13 January at BRE Watford. The full day event included technical papers, presented by internationally renowned presenters from a range of stakeholders and focused on two main topics, Fire Safety and Acoustic behaviours of facades.

BRE gave insights into BS 8414 testing and their new third party accreditation scheme, whilst Arup, Priedemann, and the Building Control Alliance gave their own unique perspectives on façade design, construction, certification and installation. Clarke Saunders Acoustics shared their views on façade design in respect of acoustics. Niall Rowan, Technical Officer of the ASFP, presented a paper on fire testing for cavity barriers and firestops. The Siderise Group also shared with the audience its full range of design, manufacture and on site services.

The conference attracted a diverse audience, with delegates from design, manufacture and installation all sharing and exchanging valuable insights and ideas. The event also attracted interest from overseas with visitors from Europe, the UAE, and India, underlining the international nature and the common challenges of the facades industry.

The Siderise Group, a specialist in this arena for over 35 years, is proud to be able to contribute to industry development by organising this event, and will look to continue to be a market-leading contributor in respect of fire and acoustic solutions.

For further information on SIDERISE Facades products and services contact our .

SIDERISE will be exhibiting at the Zak Doors & Windows Expo 2015 that will be taking place at the MMRDA Exhibition Centre in Mumbai on 10 to 13 December.

SIDERISE will be exhibiting at the Zak Doors & Windows Expo 2015 that will be taking place at the MMRDA Exhibition Centre in Mumbai on 10 to 13 December.

Visit stall DX7 to find out more about our fire safety and noise control solutions for facades, and speak to us about our products:

  •  Perimeter Barrier: Slab Edge Firestop

  • Acoustic Materials: Curtain Walling

  • Firesafe Insulation: Spandrel Panels

  • Firesafe Cores: Curtain Walling

    We look forward to seeing you there!

The Siderise Group in conjunction with BRE are holding a facades conference aimed at those companies and individuals involved in the design or installation of external facade systems.

 
 

FAÇADES CONFERENCE

 

Wednesday 13 January 2016, BRE, Bucknall Lane, Watford, WD25 9XX

 

The Siderise Group in conjunction with BRE would like to invite you to attend a full day conference aimed at those companies and individuals involved in the design or installation of external façade systems.

 
 

BRE

Both the curtain wall and rainscreen facade industries are currently seeing a healthier construction market but, with an increasing number of players entering the sector, it is important that the quality of installation is maintained. BRE will be presenting on its third-party certification scheme for companies involved in the installation of firestop and cavity barrier systems. The scheme will aim to offer those companies a means of differentiation within the market, potentially removing the need to sub-contract the fire protection package.

 
 

Building Control Alliance

The Building Control Alliance in conjunction with NHBC have recently issued new guidance on the use of combustible cladding materials on residential buildings. Steve Evans, Chair of the BCA Technical Group will be presenting this document at the conference, the content of which may have major repercussions for those involved in the design and installation of rainscreen and other open state facade systems, including specific guidance relating to cavity barrier systems.

 
 

Arup

Professor Barbara Lane is a fellow at Arup and practice leader of their Fire Engineering team. Her presentation will focus on fire protection of curtain wall façades and will address the growing move towards greater fire protection within the spandrel zone.

 
 

Clarke Saunders Associates

Acoustics in façade design is always a concern because, unlike fire, noise is something that building occupants are exposed to on a daily basis. Ed Clarke of Clarke Saunders Associates will be presenting a paper on “Building Fabric Sound Insulation – An Acoustic Façade?”

 
 

Priedemann

Lars Anders is Managing Director of Priedemann, a façade consultancy practice that has built a worldwide reputation on its expertise. Lars will be presenting the paper “Facade Consultant and Facade Engineer united” which will focus on the best ways for these two disciplines to work together on a project.

 
 

Association for Specialist Fire Protection

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection is the trade body that’s the first port of call for the Government when looking at how the Building Regulations can best meet the fire considerations of building construction. Their Technical Manager, Niall Rowan, will be looking at the test procedures involved in fire barriers used in both curtain wall and rainscreen façades.

 
 

The Conference will include lunch and a tour of the BRE Innovation Park. This full day Conference will cost only £50.00 per person.

As we expect this to be a popular event we regret that we may unfortunately have to limit attendance to 2 personnel per company.

If you are interested in attending the conference please email us and include the following information:

  • Your company name
  • Your contact phone number (preferably mobile)
  • Full name of delegate 1 (£50.00)
  • Full name of delegate 2 (£50.00)
  • The full names of any additional delegates who you would like to attend – these will be added to our reserve list. (Please note that colleagues in your company may have also received this email.)

We will contact you within 3 working days to confirm your initial 2 delegate tickets.

Thank you for your interest in the 2016 Facades Conference

Siderise

Andy Kay, Global Facades Manager
Conference enquiries: +44 (0)1656 730833

SIDERISE and Gulf Extrusions have been working together to provide viable solutions to the inherent noise control problems associated with lightweight, hollow, continuous curtain walling systems. Speak to them at The Big 5 Dubai next week.

SIDERISE and Gulf Extrusions have been working together to provide viable solutions to the inherent noise control problems associated with lightweight, hollow, continuous curtain walling systems.

This collaborative effort has set out to ensure that the acoustic performance from the façade, including all interface elements and doors, can be optimised. The companies can now provide a differentiated offer which provides solutions to all common noise path problems and ensures compliance with the performance requirements in UAE.

SIDERISE and Gulf Extrusions will be exhibiting at The Big 5 event next week which is being held in the Dubai World Trade Centre, on the 23 – 26 November 2015.

Visit stall no.D121 in the Za’beel Hall to pick up a copy of the brochure ‘Noise Control for Facades’ which gives information about this collaboration. Our fire and acoustic team members will also be available to speak to you about other fire safety and noise control insulation solutions for facades.

The Big 5 CPD Certified Workshop

A CPD Certified Workshop‘Fire Safety & Acoustics Enhancements for Facades’ will be presented at The Big 5 on 25 November 2015, at 11am. If you would like to attend please contact SIDERISE brand manager, Sreenivas Narayanan, as seats are limited.

If you are unable to attend the The Big 5 this year but would like a copy of the show brochure it will be available next week on our LinkedIn Facades showcase page.

Consideration of Façade Acoustics - a report on the 7th Annual Façade Design & Engineering Conference, Qatar

The Middle East and in particular the Gulf States continue to be a hotbed of construction activity. The fall in the oil price has done little to dampen the enthusiasm of investors to invest money into ever taller, wider and more elaborately designed buildings. However, as beneficial as this boom is to the construction industry worldwide, it has to be conceded that not all the developments have been aesthetically sympathetic to their environment or the cultural heritage of the Arab states.

This was a major point of discussion at the recent 7th Annual Façade Design & Engineering Conference held in the Qatari capitol of Doha. Qatar was an apt setting for the conference with Doha itself having more than 40 towers taller than 100m and with the World Cup due to be played in country in 2022 the number of tall towers is set to increase dramatically. A discussion chaired by Eng. Ahmad Jassim Al Jolo of the Qatar Society of Engineers concluded that future developments should try to take more account of the ethnicity and history of the region.

Whether a building’s facade is constructed in shiny glass, traditional stone or burnished copper makes little difference to the occupants once they are at their desks or in their beds. For an office or a residential tower a primary focus is on the comfort of the inhabitants. In recent years it has become widely accepted that one of the major factors in determining comfort is the ability of the fabric of the building to either absorb or reflect noise. Acoustics are a particularly sensitive issue in curtain wall construction due to the hollow aluminium components acting as a conduit for sound waves.

Andrew Kay, the Global Façades Manager for SIDERISE, presented the paper “Consideration of Façade Acoustics”. The presentation considered the perspectives of different project stakeholders; an architect, for example, will want the building’s exterior to make a statement. This may be achieved by designing a wall of glass with clean glazing lines and minimal visuals behind the façade. Whilst aesthetically pleasing, a design like this can create acoustical issues since the best way to reduce sound transference is to introduce mass. The elements that comprise this mass can compromise the visual appeal of the façade.

Whilst many would like to live or work in an attractive building, other factors such as comfort and privacy play a major role in determining an occupant’s happiness in their environment. In the UK, local authorities receive more complaints about noise than any other issue.

The presentation also looked at the various sound transmission paths from ‘room to room’ and ‘floor to floor’ and demonstrated how relatively minor design changes could give major gains in acoustic performance. This was evidenced in a series of case studies, notably 1 Hyde Park, one of London’s most prestigious addresses where the innovative design of the mullions and transoms posed significant problems in meeting a high acoustic specification. SIDERISE developed a product specifically for this application that is only 31mm thick with an acoustic performance of 46dB Rw. This is equivalent to a 100mm partition wall.

The Olympic Village constructed in East London for the 2012 Games, which unsurprisingly had a high acoustic specification, is another example. With athletes from different countries potentially in adjacent rooms, privacy was deemed to be paramount. SIDERISE was the only company that could offer a viable solution acceptable to all three acoustic consultancies involved in the project.

SIDERISE prides itself on its ability to assist designers, contractors and building owners with solutions for both acoustic and passive fire applications. A team of qualified acousticians and fire engineers are available from conception stage through to commissioning of the building.

To receive a copy of the conference presentation ‘Consideration of façade acoustics: How to improve performance & quality by design’, a copy of the technical paper ‘Horizontal treatment of the slab edge in curtain wall buildings’, or for further information please contact our

Andrew Stanley joins SIDERISE as National Interiors Manager.

SIDERISE is pleased to welcome Andrew Stanley to the position of National Interiors Manager.  Andrew first began his involvement with the company in 2014 when he undertook a three month consultancy project to identify business development opportunities in the interiors sector. He has now joined us in a full time role in this capacity and will focus on developing sales and customer relationships with existing and new customers in this sector. 

Andrew brings a wealth of experience and expertise gained from a long career working for market leading companies in the ceilings, partitions and access floor businesses – including Armstrong Ceilings, USG and Komfort Workspace. Previous assignments include senior positions in sales, marketing and general management in the UK, Belgium and the USA.

Based in North Yorkshire, Andrew will take responsibility for interior product sales nationally, and will work primarily with Technical Officer, Mike Carrick, who is looking forward to having Andrew as part of the team.

We wish him every success in his professional career with SIDERISE

SIDERISE is pleased to welcome a new member to the Technical Team. Fraser Thomson has relocated from his home in Edinburgh having gained his BEng (Hons) 1st Class in Mechanical Engineering.

SIDERISE is pleased to welcome a new member to the Technical Team. Fraser Thomson has relocated from his home in Edinburgh having gained his BEng (Hons) First Class in Mechanical Engineering.

Fraser has a keen interest in acoustics and is looking forward to expanding his experience in noise control. His engineering background will offer valuable understanding within industrial and transportation sectors. Business Development Officer, Graham Laws, stated “I am looking forward to having Fraser working with me; he brings great enthusiasm to the role and shows an inquisitive mind and attention to detail.”

Fraser is based at the Hadleigh office and will be assisting in the following areas:

  • Technical support

  • Bespoke solutions

  • Product development

  • R&D

SIDERISE is a strong advocate of continuous personal development and Fraser plans to work toward the IOA Diploma in Acoustics & Noise Control during 2015.

We wish him every success in his professional career with SIDERISE.

With its expertise in developing insulation products for interiors, SIDERISE prides itself in having supplied key insulation solutions for interior entertainment, residential and commercial fit-outs as part of award-winning developments.

With its expertise in developing insulation products for interiors, SIDERISE prides itself in having supplied key insulation solutions for interior entertainment, residential and commercial fit-outs as part of award-winning developments.

This year the prestigious One Hyde Park development in London was highly commended at the ANC Acoustic Awards due to its complex acoustic challenges and the insulation solutions provided. The development demanded acoustic performance levels that exceeded the criteria demanded by Building Regulations ‘Approved Document E’. The material used was to be as thin as possible for both practical and aesthetic reasons. SIDERISE met this challenge using its FIP high performance acoustic panel, comprising four primary layers in composite form, and offering a combination of stiffness and damping, with a nominal thickness of only 31mm. SIDERISE FIP had exceeded performance expectations for a thin, single homogenous panel, normally limited to 30-35dB, by achieving 46dB Rw when tested.

In 2013 the SSE Hydro Arena, one of Glasgow’s most prestigious entertainment venues, won the “Most Stylish Entertainment Venue”. The complex geometry of the arena’s bespoke British Gypsum sloping fire rated plenum ceilings meant that a specialist solution would be required to meet acoustic performance requirements. SIDERISE used its acoustic barrier mat SIDERISE BM/Px series, thin polymeric sound barriers providing exceptional flexibility and optimum sound reduction and dampening performance. The result was a fully compliant system.

All products are made from robust sustainable materials, and include a comprehensive range of fire insulation products for walls, ceilings and floors. Bespoke solutions can be designed to suit complex requirements.

You can download these case studies from our projects page.

To create a stronger brand identity SIDERISE is unifying its brand, meaning that the company’s historic product names - Lamatherm, Lamaphon and Lamapro will gradually be phased out.

To better reflect the company’s global growth and create a stronger brand identity SIDERISE is unifying it’s brand, meaning that the company’s historic product names such as Lamatherm, Lamaphon and Lamapro will gradually be phased out.

Traditionally Lamatherm represented fire insulation, Lamaphon, acoustic insulation for construction and Lamapro, noise control and thermal insulation for industrial and transportation sectors. These brands have become extremely well-known within the insulation industry. However, given SIDERISE’s continued growth overseas the need to unify the brand under one name became apparent, providing the company with a much stronger brand that stakeholders would immediately recognise.

What does this mean for you? Over the course of 2014/2015 SIDERISE will rebrand technical documents such as data sheets and safety data sheets to reflect the change. All future documents will be branded with the name ‘SIDERISE’ instead of one of the historic brand names. Availability of new documents will be published through news on this website.

What does this mean for products? Products and solutions that were formally prefixed with either Lamatherm, Lamaphon or Lamapro will now be prefixed with the word SIDERISE. A list of product historic names along with their new names can be found here: SIDERISE new product names

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In 2005 Lamatherm Products Ltd. and Siderise (Western) Ltd. merged to form Siderise Insulation Ltd. all companies being members of Siderise (Holdings) Ltd. At the point of the merger Siderise Insulation Ltd. gained the rights to sole use of all design and intellectual rights related to Lamatherm products developed and tested prior to 1st January 2005, which the company continued to use to date.

Please contact us if you have any queries regarding the SIDERISE brand or associated products.

From 1st July 2013 all curtain wall systems will require a CE mark. This has major implications for many of the component manufacturers that supply product that is included within such a system.

From 1st July 2013 all curtain wall systems will require a CE mark. This has major implications for many of the component manufacturers that supply product that is included within such a system.

The current curtain wall product standard is BS EN 13830:2003. This covers fire performance, weather tightness, wind loading, other applied loads, impact and thermal transmittance but it is currently being revised in order to widen its scope ready for the implementation of CE marking. Part of this revision, to be completed by the end of 2012, includes the need for fire stopping to be tested to BS1364-4 and for a fire stopping manufacturer's product to be included in a curtain wall system the fire stop material will need its own independent CE mark.

Siderise Insulation Ltd. have been at the forefront of cavity barrier technology for over 35 years and their range of Lamatherm fire stops are widely regarded as market leaders in the field of façade fire protection. Siderise have always striven to ensure that they have the most comprehensive testing on their products and have now completed a unique BS1364-4 on their CW-FS fire barrier. The test was unique because it was carried out using a non-fire rated aluminium curtain wall system glazed with standard non fire rated double glazed units. The normal recommendation is for 1364-4 tests to be carried out using a fire rated steel façade but these are rarely used in real life and do not replicate the movement that will occur in an aluminium construction.

The Siderise test utilised a full scale aluminium façade with additional fire protection measures that enabled the test house, Exova Warringtonfire to run the test for 3.5 hours without integrity or insulation failure. During this time the floor slab deflected by up to 67 mm and the façade by up to 30 mm without product failure. This can only be achieved by products that have been engineered to have the rock fibres running in a vertical orientation (lamella) and it is unlikely that the majority of products that currently have a horizontal orientation will be able to accommodate these levels of movement and will therefore not be suitable for CE marked curtain wall constructions.

As a result of the test Siderise will be able to add CE marking to its long list of technical approvals including Certifire third party certification. In contrast to some other systems available in the market the Lamatherm CW-FS is a dry fit system which is easy and fast to install whilst giving all the movement and acoustic advantages.

Should you wish to know more about the test or if you are looking to CE mark a curtain wall system then please contact Siderise.

You can now follow SIDERISE on Twitter

You can now follow @siderise on Twitter to stay informed of our latest news and events.

World class yachts deserve world class acoustic solutions.

SIDERISE has over 25 years experience working with the best in European boat building. With that experience comes an intimate understanding of the unique challenges presented by marine craft noise control. Find out more in our brochure 'Calming the Waves' available for download in the Marine section on our website.

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