BS 8414 design and testing
FRC can design, build and test a full-scale test rig to determine fire performance using BS 8414-1 or BS 8414-2 methodology to assess the performance of external wall systems in the event of a fire. It will determine the fire performance characteristics of the system when exposed to an external fire under controlled conditions. We have designed test rigs for several new cladding products. We are also currently replicating installed façades and taking them through the BS 8414 test regime to prove compliance.
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
An EPC certificate confirms a property’s energy efficiency. It outlines recommendations to improve the rating and make the property more energy efficient. Our EPC survey is non-intrusive, and the certification is valid for ten years. It is the property management’s responsibility to arrange for an EPC. Property owners need an EPC to sell apartments. EPC recommendations include the estimated costs for implementing the changes and the potential savings.
FRC provides expert advice and a retained consultancy service to those who need a continual relationship with a building consultant to provide information and advice on ongoing building fire safety legislation and best practice.