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Procheck FR200

Procheck FR200 is used as a fire retardant vapor barrier on the outside of roof and wall structures in new build and renovation projects to enhance the fire performance of the structure.

Designed to meet the criteria of Circular 215, whilst also improving energy performance and moisture management, Procheck FR200 provides a solution to the legislative challenges and climatic conditions of the Middle East region.

  • Smoke Development Index of 0 (ASTM E84)
  • Flame Spread Index of 10 (ASTM E84)
  • Air & Vapor Tight - Improves Energy Efficiency
  • Reinforced Membrane - Withstands Tough Site Conditions
  • DCD Approval Pending

Please Note - this page refers to the correct installation details for the Middle East region. For other regions, please contact our technical team.

The Problem

On New Year’s Eve 2015, the fire at the 63 story ‘The Address’ hotel in Dubai, was broadcast around the world, identifying the ongoing issues of fire safety to high-rise structures, not only in Dubai, but globally. The question being asked was, “Why do skyscrapers catch fire?”

In many cases, building materials were identified as one of the causes behind the fire propagation. With energy efficiency regulations demanding highly insulated, yet lightweight mid to high-rise structures, many towers utilise aluminium composite panels (ACPs), which comprise foam insulation, sandwiched between aluminium outer coverings. Unfortunately some materials within these systems are often highly combustible and contribute to the spread of fire.

As a result of the increase in number of fires, which also include those at ‘Al Tayer Tower’ and ‘Tamweel Tower’. Dubai demanded new structures to include extra fire-retardant measures and external sprinklers. ‘The Torch Tower’ and ‘The Address’ met these new requirements, however despite this, they still ignited, so Dubai is confronting an extreme fire safety challenge, which needs to be resolved.

The Legislation

In April 2016, Dubai Municipality took the unprecedented step of releasing ‘Circular 215’, in an effort to provide clearer and more onerous legislation relating to the materials used in new buildings, specifically in façade systems.

They identify in their opening statement that their aim is to “provide highest level of security, safety and care of public interest, and to preserve the souls, properties and the occupants of buildings”. They then proceed to list a ten point plan to remedy the ongoing issues of fires in high-rises. The main point highlighted in the new legislation is banning the use of all flammable materials used in the structure or façade.

The Dubai Municipality clarified that the materials used should prevent walls from catching fire, and that facade cladding systems should conform to the standards specified in the codes. The flame spread index (FSI) and smoke development index (SDI) for internal and external cladding materials and paint products, when tested to ASTM E84 should be below 25 (FSI) and below 450 (SDI), according to the criteria adopted in Civil Defense codes.

The Solution

With an ever increasing demand for energy efficiency in the MENA region, airtight and vapor tight reinforced vapor barriers are being implemented as part of this solution.

Due to the ongoing issues with fires in mid to high-rise developments, the A. Proctor Group Ltd identified the need for an effective reinforced air and vapor barrier, which also meet the new, more onerous legislation for fire regulations.

Procheck FR200 is a fire retardant vapor barrier which is utilised on the outside of the building envelope. The product can be used on new build and renovation projects to enhance the fire performance of the structure. It has been developed specifically for the region to overcome the risks associated with fire spread in rainscreen applications. When tested to ASTM E84, Procheck FR200 achieves figures of 10 for flame spread (FSI) and 0 for smoke development (SDI) which are far superior to the requirements listed by Civil Defense codes.

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Testimonials

  • "We have traded together for many years and our partnership is stronger than ever due to the quality, range and versatility of products supplied. The technical knowledge, customer service and support we receive is exceptional"

    Paul Mullan - Charles Tennant

  • "The A Proctor Group Ltd provide Eurban Ltd with quality breathable membranes for a number of commercial, education and private building projects. We have found their technical expertise and customer service to be superb."

    Melissa Doughty - Eurban Ltd.

  • "Ease of ordering, technical support, ease of installation, no roof ventilation required in most circumstances, high strength of the material resists damage through foot traffic, no wind generated noise & the peace of mind knowing that we are not likely to get complaints of condensation problems from our customers."

    Chris Watts - RB Watts Ltd

  • "The Hemsec Group of companies are continually striving to find a condensation controlled membrane that will exceed our expectations. We realise the importance of such a membrane in the construction of all our SIP structures and chose the A. Proctor Frameshield plus 150 product for all of its benefits and the excellent product support from A. Proctor Ltd."

    James Glover - Hemsec Installations Ltd.

  • "The A Proctor Group Ltd has been supplying CGL with quality insulation products for over 20 years now. As well as providing the insulation they have provided technical know-how and assistance on the insulation as well as condensation risk analysis for the product build up. The whole team are professional and reliable and its great to know that when we pick up the phone we know whatever we need is at the other end."

    Brian McIntyre - CGL Facades

  • "We, at Bovis Homes, specify Roofshield on all of our developments as we believe it presents a cost effective solution and ensures our roof spaces are adequately ventilated but without the introduction of cold air through conventional soffit ventilation"

    Michael Black - Bovis Homes

  • "Arabian Profiles have used Profoil Vapour Barrier on numerous projects in the Middle East. Despite the distance from the UK to the Middle East the service from Proctors has always ensured that the product arrives in a timely manner."

    John McWilliams - Arabian Profile

  • "Proctors have supplied Avonside Supplies for many years with the highest quality of acoustic and thermal materials and provided us with technical assistance whenever it was requested. We have always received a first class service from the Proctor’s team and would have no hesitation giving our recommendation."

    Keith Williams - Avonside Supplies

  • "Our measured days saved, based on our previous Clair TAR where fabrication and shaping of Aerogel was carried out off shore shows 13 days saving overall. This time saved was a direct result of supplying a pre-cut/preformed vessel insulation of Aerogel Insulation for bends, tees, dome ends and vessel bodies."

    Alan Stephens - Cape Aberdeen

  • "As a roofing contractor specialising in the larger, more prestigious, type of project, we prefer to use only the highest quality products. Therefore we use Proctor Roofshield wherever possible; we have been using it for over 15 years, together with their condensation risk analyses and U-value calculations."

    Mike Camilleri - Camilleri Roofing

  • "The A Proctor Group Ltd.'s high quality Vapour Control Layers have now become our products of choice. They have been used in various projects including Portlaoise Education Campus, Newry Leisure Centre and Pallas Foods, Dublin. They also offer a very high level of customer service, prompt deliveries and are always at the end of the phone which is sometimes invaluable in times of need."

    James Wyse - U-Value Insulation

  • "A Proctor consistently deliver quality products at cost effective prices which in turn gives our customers excellent value for money. Their customer service and reputation is second to none."

    Gethin Williams - EuroClad Ltd

  • "By working with the A Proctor Group, we supply quality products to site, within the timescales our customers require. The Proctor Group continue to portray total professionalism in all aspects of trading between our two companies."

    Mike Roberts - Blinking Lamp Company

  • "We have found their sales team to be very efficient, and highly reliable in terms of deliveries and order support. The products which Proctors offer are unique, and meet our customers demands in terms of superior performance and value."

    Martin Parry - Lawsons Eco Centre

  • "The sales team at Proctor's are very knowledgeable and helpful with every enquiry. All deliveries arrive exactly when they say. The quality of the cladding products is second to none and we have successfully supplied several very hi-specification jobs. We have no hesitation in recommending Proctor's products to our customers."

    Ken McLelland - Ken's Yard

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