Non Combustibility

Big residence and industrial fires worldwide make us thing about the proper insulation that can resist the fire and save lives. The legislation in some countries makes it impossible to use the flammable materials in cladding.

The National Building Regulations (section A20. Classification and Designation of Occupancies) prohibit using combustible materials in the multi-storey buildings and they fix the designated use of insulation materials for single or double storey buildings.

SANS 428 – Designated use of materials in single or double story buildings
Class of Occupancy Type of Occupancy Use Class of Occupancy Type of Occupancy Use
A1 Entertainment & Public Assembly 1 E4 Other Industrial (residential) 1
A2 Theatrical & Indoor Sport 2 E4 Health Care 2
A3 Places of Instruction 2 F1 Large Shop 3
A4 Worship 2 F2 Small Shop 3
A5 Outdoor Sport 4 F3 Wholesalers Store 3
B1 High Risk Commercial 2 G1 Offices 3
B2 Moderate Risk Commercial 2 H1 Hotel 1
B3 Low Risk Commercial 3 H2 Dormitory 1
C1 Exhibition Hall 2 H3 Domestic Residence 3
C2 Museum 2 H4 Dwelling House 3
D1 High Risk Industrial 2 H5 Hospitality 3
D2 Moderate Risk Industrial 2 J1 High Risk Storage 2
D3 Low Risk Industrial 3 J2 Moderate Risk Storage 2
D4 Plant Room 1 J3 Low Risk Storage 3
E1 Place of Detention 1 J4 Parking Garage 4
E2 Hospital 1

According to the rules only non-combustible products such as VW stone wool insulation products can be used in:

  1. Entertainment & Public Assembly
  2. Plant room
  3. Place of detention
  4. Hospital
  5. Other institutional (residential)
  6. Hotel
  7. Dormitory

VW product is made of stone that naturally resists the fire that makes it the perfect solution for the safety.