SSQ ensures compliance with shifting fire safety regs

Leading premium slate manufacturer SSQ is proud to announce that their range of Riverstone slate products is fully compliant with forthcoming changes in fire safety regulations.

This compliance provides architects and specifiers with added peace of mind when choosing SSQ’s slate products.

One of SSQ’s standout offerings is the Weather Pro, a lightweight and low pitch slate system.

This system features the highest quality Riverstone Ultra slates and has demonstrated exceptional performance as a low pitch natural slate roofing system. Notably, it has achieved the highest fire rating of BroofT4.

Additionally, SSQ’s innovative range of Dry fix slate ridges ensures optimal ventilation without the presence of unsightly flammable plastic strips, connectors, or bituminous tapes.

To complete the ultimate range of roofing ancillaries for modern, fire-safe construction, SSQ also offers heritage valley and aluminium verge trims that seamlessly combine with the outstanding aesthetics and performance of Riverstone slates.

The Building Safety Act 2022, introduced in July 2021, will become law on April 1, 2023, alongside The Fire Safety Regulations 2022, which became law on January 23, 2023.

These regulations establish duties and responsibilities for the “Responsible Person” involved in construction, including landlords, managers, specifiers, and designers.

The Responsible Person must ensure that buildings are constructed using appropriate and properly assessed fire-safe materials.

Furthermore, they are required to establish a comprehensive electronic “Golden Thread” of data and information about the building, which must be stored permanently.

Failure to comply with these changes carries severe consequences, including unlimited fines and custodial sentences.

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