Titon has introduced the new FireSafeTM Air Brick – a non-combustible compact inlet/outlet grille suitable for new and refurbished houses and apartments. Designed with architects, mechanical engineers, contractors and local authorities in mind, the product is an upgrade of Titon’s (plastic) Q Plus High Flow Brick and can easily be built into external walls during construction.
The FireSafeTM Air Brick boasts a polyester powder coating, adhering to EN13501-1 classification A2-s1, d0 (reaction to fire), while its 1.2mm electrogalvanized sheet steel construction achieves the highest level of fire classification (A1 – “no contribution to fire”). This ensures each Air Brick is non-combustible, as set out in Approved Document B (fire safety) Volume 1: Dwellings, 2019 edition. In addition to being salt spray tested to BS EN ISO 9227:2012 for corrosion resistance, the Air Brick has also been performance tested to BS EN13141-2:2010 (ventilation for buildings).
For added versatility, there are optional sizes; single brick sizes (204mm x 60mm), single brick and half (330mm x 60mm) and a double brick (204mm x 128mm), which can be connected to 204mm x 60mm and 220mm x 90mm regular, thermal and rigid ducting. All air bricks have depth options of 100mm, 400mm and 500mm. Bespoke lengths can also be produced upon request. Plus, the range contains a bezelled version for use with exterior cladding (instead of brickwork), allowing the product to be installed throughout a variety of different applications.
Commenting on the new range, Lee Caulfield, Director of UK Sales (Ventilation Systems) at Titon, said: “In the aftermath of recent tragic, fire-related events, it has become apparent that various products within a building’s make-up need to be non-combustible. This has led to Titon developing a new, fire resistant air brick that improves dramatically on the design of traditional, plastic versions. The flame-retardant properties of the FireSafeTM Air Brick ensure it cannot contribute to a fire’s progression.”
The new products are coloured Terracotta, Sand, Grey, White or Brown, while special paint finishes are also available, depending on the quantity required.