Kingspan & Large-Scale System Testing

Buildings take infinite shapes and forms, while using a very wide variety of materials and systems. System tests show that the same material may perform differently in real fire scenarios, depending on what combination of materials are used with it, and how it is installed. System testing, rather than materials testing, addresses this.

For this reason, we firmly believe that large-scale system testing is the appropriate way to assess the performance of any given roof or wall system.

Comparative BS 8414 System Tests

Side by side footage of BS 8414 tests featuring two different insulation types shows that systems which feature insulation that is not classified as 'non-combustible', may perform as well as systems that feature insulation that is classified as 'non-combustible'.

Please contact us if you have any questions
relating to the fire performance of our products