warringtonfire globally offers a comprehensive range of impartial fire safety services to an international market. From developing fire safety design strategies, through testing and certification of passive fire products, to inspection, commissioning and certification of completed projects, warringtonfire can help with all aspects of fire safety.
Our laboratory in Melbourne, Australia is accredited to ISO 17025 by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), as well as a variety of national and international building standards and our professional, experienced staff include recognized experts in the field of fire testing and are actively involved in the development of new and innovative test procedures.
warringtonfire Melbourne tests external cladding systems in accordance with BS 8414. This is a large-scale test by which the behavior of an overall external cladding system as part of an external wall is assessed, rather than looking just at individual components.
The National Construction (NCC) code allows the performance of external wall systems to be demonstrated to achieve compliance under verification method CV3. This verification method requires a façade fire test of a system to achieve the relevant criteria in Australian standard AS 5113. AS 5113 calls up test methods BS 8414, ISO 13785-2 and a variation on AS 1530.4 Appendix B7. Our Melbourne laboratory is accredited for all of these tests.