One of the UK’s foremost fire safety experts has endorsed Intelliclad’s fire detection system.
Frances Maria Peacock, whose reports and technical papers have been submitted to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, described Intelliclad, which has been tested by the Fire Protection Association, as having “considerable benefits for building safety”.
In a report outlining its benefits and technical efficiency, the Chartered Architectural Technologist and Fire Engineer said: “Intelliclad is the first alarm system which can be successfully used in conjunction with the ground-breaking research carried out as a result of Grenfell, which looked at the relationship between building design and fire spread.
“For many buildings, remediation lies a long way in the future and in the meantime, residents find themselves unable to sell their flats and facing financial ruin as building owners pass the costs of safety improvements on to them.
“Intelliclad cannot fall asleep or get distracted by, for example, television in the way that human beings which make up the waking watch can.”
The report encourages building owners to consider using the new technology, which adds an extra layer of protection to the combustible façade. It also integrates with internal systems that conform to BS5839-1 standards set out by the National Fire Chief’s Council.
Managing Director Darron Brough said: “Frances is a respected voice in fire safety and we are delighted that her report shows such confidence in our product.
“We are ready to play our part in helping those affected by the cladding crisis and are in talks to install our system at a number of buildings across the UK over the coming months.”