Vivalda Group, the UK’s largest independent supplier of non-flammable cladding, has is producing a series of videos to improve the construction industry’s understanding of issues such as cladding materials, fixing systems and fire safety specifications.
The first CladMaster video covers the topic of achieving A-rating fire safety with aluminium cladding. With contribution from MSP’s general manager Gillian Thomson, this film explores the recent ‘A1 or nothing’ trend among specifiers and the surprising rise of PVDF coatings in place of well-established A-rated powder coated solutions.
Peter Johnson, chairman of Vivalda Group, said: “Once seen as a quiet backwater of construction, cladding is now a hot topic as far as architects, specifiers and contractors are concerned. However, while there is a huge appetite out there to understand more about the various materials, fixing systems and safety ratings relating to cladding – there’s still a lack of knowledge of these topics. Our CladMaster series has been produced to encourage debate and improve understanding of important issues facing the building industry.”