FR-A non-combustible panels offer Architects, Specifiers & Developers an ideal glazing panel that is compliant with UK Building Regulations.

Your building’s safety assured with A2 rated insulated panels for glazing and curtain walling applications

Outer face: 2mm powder coated aluminium
Core: Nexus lamella core
Inner face: 2mm powder coated or mill finish aluminium

FR-A non-combustible panels delivering safety and compliance

Our large range of finishes and thicknesses make FR-A panels ideal for use in both new construction projects and in replacing existing non-compliant spandrel panels.

Panel Systems’ range of non-combustible architectural panels includes three types of A2 rated insulated panels for glazing and curtain walling applications.

Manufactured at the company’s Sheffield based facility to approved ISO 9001:2015 management standards, the range (FR-A Types 2, 3 & 4) achieve A2-s1,d0 classification when tested against the procedures detailed in EN 13501-1:2018.

Each panel has been specifically designed with a fire resisting, non-combustible core of Nexus Lamella, the fire safe material for composite structures.

FR-A panels are available in both Anodised and Powder Coated finishes. The panels go through a bespoke, controlled manufacturing process, which includes stringent quality checks on each component to ensure they meet the required standard of the tested specifications.

The panels also have excellent acoustic properties (calculations of which are available upon request from Panel Systems’ experienced technical team) and can be manufactured to meet specific U-value and wind loading requirements. In addition, the technical team can offer a full support service to meet the performance criteria for your specific application.

FR-A Type 2

Panel build up
Outer face: 2.0mm polyester powder coated aluminium
Core: Nexus lamella stone wool 164kg/m3
Inner face: 2.0mm polyester powder coated (or mill finish) aluminium
Panels are vacuum bonded using a two-part polyurethane adhesive.

Weight
14.9 kg/m2 for 28mm thick panels with 2.0mm faces

Panel Tolerances
Length / width: +/-2mm. Thickness: +/- 1.0mm

U-Value
Please contact us for your specific U Value calculation

Reaction to Fire
This panel specification has been tested in accordance with the procedures given in EN 13501-1: 2018 at the independent testing laboratory Efectis. This product (Panel Systems FR-A Type 2 Composite Panel) in relation to it’s reaction to fire behaviour is classified A2 s1,d0. The panel specifications tested were: 2.0mm PPC aluminium / 164 kg/m3 Nexus core / 2.0mm PPC (or mill finish) aluminium.

The Siderise Nexus Lamella Core is made from European Fireclass A1 material. A separate data sheet is available upon request.

The test covers panels with an overall thickness of 25 – 53mm thick.

FR-A Type 3

Panel build up
Outer face: 2.0mm anodised aluminium
Core: Nexus lamella stone wool 164kg/m3
Inner face: 2.0mm anodised (or mill finish) aluminium.
Panels are vacuum bonded using a two-part polyurethane adhesive.

Weight
14.9 kg/m2 for 28mm thick panels with 2.0mm faces

Panel Tolerances
Length / width: +/-2mm. Thickness: +/- 1.0mm

U-Value
Please contact us for your specific U Value calculation

Reaction to Fire
This panel specification has been tested in accordance with the procedures given in EN 13501-1: 2018 at the independent testing laboratory Efectis. This product (Panel Systems FR-A Type 3 Composite Panel) in relation to it’s reaction to fire behaviour is classified A2 s1,d0. The panel specifications tested were: 2.0mm anodised aluminium / 164kg/m3 Nexus core / 2.0mm anodised (or mill finish) aluminium.

The Siderise Nexus Core is made from European Fireclass A1 material. A separate data sheet is available upon request.

The test covers panels with an overall thickness of 25 – 53mm thick.

FR-A Type 4

Panel build up
Outer face: 2.0mm polyester powder coated aluminium
Core: Nexus lamella stone wool 104kg/m3
Inner face: 2.0mm polyester powder coated (or mill finish) aluminium Panels formed into ‘top hat style arrangement with Nexus lamella hard edging within
glazing edge. Panels are vacuum bonded using a two-part polyurethane adhesive.

Weight
(1000x1000mm panel): 15.1 kg/m2 (41mm thick) /
28.7 kg/m2 (150mm thick)

Panel Tolerances
Length / width: +/-2mm. Thickness: +/- 1.0mm

U-Value
Please contact us for your specific U Value calculation

Reaction to Fire
This panel specification has been tested in accordance with the procedures given in EN 13501-1: 2018 at the independent testing laboratory Efectis. This product (Panel Systems FR-A Type 4 Composite Panel) in relation to it’s reaction to fire behaviour is classified A2 s1,d0. The panel specifications tested were: 2.0mm PPC aluminium / Nexus core / 2.0mm PPC (or mill finish) aluminium. The panels were formed into a ‘top hat’ arrangement and incorporated the Nexus Lamella hard edging.

The Siderise Nexus Core is made from European Fireclass A1 material. A separate data sheet is available upon request.

The test covers panels with an overall thickness of 41 – 150mm thick.

FR-A Non-Combustible Architectural Panels
Non-Combustible Architectural Panel Products

For pricing and ordering, please forward details of your required Panel type, sizes & quantities to acp@panelsystems.co.uk

If you wish to discuss your requirements beforehand, please contact our team on 0114 249 5629

Quality you can rely on

Achieves
A2-s1,d0
classification

Available in powder coated & anodised finishes

Excellent
thermal
properties

Good
compressive strength

Over 45 years experience in
the industry

Manufactured to quality standard ISO 9001:2015

Our rigorous testing process

Testing and classification was completed by the independent test house, Efectis France. To receive a classification against EN 13501-1: 2018, Panel Systems’ range of FR-A Non-Combustible Architectural Panels required testing against two standards:

1

EN ISO 1716:2018

Determination of the gross heat of combustion

A sample of each material used in the panel was tested to determine the gross heat of combustion, also known as the calorific value. This value represents the maximum amount of thermal energy the material could contribute to a fire.

The EN 13501-1 classification imposes strict limits on both the overall calorific value of the assembled panel, as well as limits on each component of the panel

2

EN 13823:2020

Single Burning Item test

Pairs of panels were assembled into an internal corner configuration; a gas burner was then used to apply a heat flux to the panels. Various measurements were taken including the total quantity of smoke produced (TSP), the smoke growth rate (SMOGRA), and the rate of heat release from the panel (FIGRA).

Fire safe lamella boards for bonded composite structures

Fire safe lamella boards for bonded composite structures

Our panels use fire safe Nexus Core lamella boards to ensure maximum safety

Nexus Core production

The Nexus technology delivers multiple sustainable benefits

Automated system optimises the mechanical properties of the end product which minimises waste and raw material usage.

Single process can be used
for a wide range of products used in multiple sectors

Fire products are made
in one piece enabling fast, simple and economical installation

The unmatched movement characteristics of the Nexus products increases their service life and maintains
fire integrity

Get in touch to find out more about how our FR-A Non-Combustible Architectural Panels can help protect your project.

Our experienced team are ready to assist you with your next project.