Kemwell Fire International Limited, the leading manufacturer and supplier of passive fire protection products and general building boards is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious British Board of Agrément (BBA) certification (no. 21/5983) for its calcium silicate fibre cement sheathing board, WeatherKem.

WeatherKem is available from Kemwell Facades Limited, part of the Kemwell Fire group of companies.

WeatherKem is a calcium silicate fibre cement sheathing board, combining weather, moisture and fire resistance properties with high impact strength and sound insulation. It is rated as A1 non-combustible to BS EN 13501-1:2007 and as a Category A board to BS EN 12467:2012+A2 2018 for applications where they may be subjected to heat, high moisture and severe frost.

BBA certification is recognised throughout the building and construction industry. BBA is an essential accreditation for building product manufacturers and is a renowned mark of quality and reliability, showing that products are ‘safe’ and ‘fit for purpose.’

The awarding of the BBA certificate provides further confidence to architects, contractors and designers to specify and install WeatherKem for their projects. In order to be awarded the certification, the BBA puts products through a comprehensive assessment, including laboratory tests, checking production and quality processes to ensure consistency of supply and examining test data to verify product performance and quality.

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“We are very proud to have been awarded the trusted independent BBA certification for WeatherKem and it demonstrates our commitment to quality and best practice in the construction industry, and it will allow us to progress with our plans for yet further growth in new markets and sectors.”

Peter Keenan

Sales and Marketing Director, Kemwell Fire International Limited

Despite the well-known on-going difficulties with global shipping which have created lead-time issues, Kemwell has enjoyed very significant growth over the course of 2021, and the awarding of the BBA certificate will help sustain and enable further growth of this very popular product.

Kemwell is dedicated to saving lives, protecting buildings and maintaining vital services. 

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