Following the release of the Hackitt Review in November 2018, it is now a legal requirement for any building materials incorporated into the envelope of a building exceeding 18 meters high, to be non-combustible. As they form part of the building façade, balconies are deemed a potential source of fire spread and are included in these regulations, which dictates that any composite decked balcony must be replaced with a non-combustible alternative.
Adek, a non-combustible aluminium decking system from Ecodek, was designed in 2019 in direct response to these new directives. As part of its development, Adek underwent rigorous fire safety tests to prove it met the required building regulations. Learn more