Residential Cladding

BPA have designed cladding for a number of residential tower blocks. In some cases these have been emergency replacements of systems which were failing or did not comply with fire regulations. In others, design involved research of historic records to develop proposals which satisfied onerous planning requirements to replicate original design intentions.

The tower fire in London rightly caused huge consternation. Unfortunately aluminium cladding became a generic term in media reporting. Current testing and inspection is demonstrating the significant difference between the well engineered non combustible systems with proper fire breaks used by specialised and experienced installers and the suspect ones. Neither BPA nor the specialists with whom we work have ever specified ACM materials.