BLUECHIP is very pleased to announce that its ULTRACORE G2 Deemed-to-Satisfy (DtS) non-combustible aluminium composite panel has successfully met the requirements of BS8414.

The full-scale test was conducted by NATA accredited Exova Warrington at its purpose-built facility in Dandenong, Victoria and one of Australia's leading fire safety engineering experts, Jonathan Barnett from RED Fire Engineers, was on hand to witness and report on the test.

Furthermore, the test also demonstrated that ULTRACORE G2 met all the various temperature and flame spread criteria of the proposed AS5113 EW classification however as expected for numerous commonly used facade materials including solid aluminium, the debris criteria was not met.

Many expert fire engineers, testing authorities, insurers and other industry suppliers insist that the debris clause of the proposed AS5113 should be removed as many cladding materials including; solid aluminium, concrete, glass and ceramics to name a few are also likely to fail this impractical criteria.

Although ULTRACORE G2 is already Deemed-to-Satisfy (DtS) non-combustible and is BCA/NCC compliant on any building, we undertook this additional full-scale testing to ensure market confidence in the stringent DtS provisions and provide absolute proof that ULTRACORE G2 does not contribute to the spread of fire in a real world scenario.

Today, ULTRACORE G2 is the only aluminium composite panel available to the Australian construction industry that is correctly tested by NATA accredited laboratories as having satisfied the requirements of all the following industry standards;

AS 1530.1 (non-combustible)

AS 1530.3 (0/0/0/1)

Plus full-scale façade testing;

BS 8414 and BRE 135

AS 5113 (excluding debris criteria)

Should you require further information, samples or testing certificates for a current project please contact our office on (08) 9451 2344 or our ULTRACORE G2 product manager Jon Wallis on 0437 606 007 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.