The 11-storey new building currently under construction on Liverpool’s Parliament Street is the second phase of an exciting redevelopment project for the city and includes a flame retardant vapour control layer in the wall system
With Phase 1 of the Liverpool Parliament Street redevelopment nearing completion, Phase 2/3 is well underway. The building will have 145 apartments and ground floor commercial units, with a gym and rooftop gardens for residents’ use. Manchester-based Goodwin Construction Group are the main contractors for all three phases.
As appropriate for a prestige, high-rise residential building, superior materials have been specified throughout. An advanced, flame retardant vapour control layer is being installed as a key component of the wall system. FlameOut Block is independently tested to EN 13501-1, rated B1-s1,d0, the highest flame retardant standard. It is part of the FlameOut® range of flame retardant building materials produced by Industrial Textiles & Plastics (ITP).
FlameOut Block is available in two weights (140gsm and 210gsm) and has a reinforcement scrim for superior tensile strength for both wall and roof installations. VCLs, installed on the warm side of the insulation, ensure the building envelope is properly sealed to control ventilation, prevent heat loss and protect insulation from interstitial condensation.
The FlameOut range also includes the UK’s first non-combustible breather membrane, Safe One®, which is independently tested and rated to A2-s1,d0, and FlameOut Breathe, an FR breather membrane suitable for both roof and wall installations, rated B-s1,d0.
ITP has more than 25 years specialist experience in flame retardant technology, and is currently developing new products, including a Class A2 VCL, to meet the demand for non-combustible and FR materials to meet stringent fire safety regulations in construction.