Technical Reference and Stubguard Must Read notes

Must Read

Remember this page and all the related processes and datasheets aim to explain the installation and products which have undergone specific test scenarios. The information and applications are generic and your project-specific application may differ from this. Depending on your project’s unique factors (e.g. geographic, height, planning conditions, etc.) it may also mean these products and processes relate to different scenarios, regulations, codes and standards which differ from your project’s or may not be applicable.  It is essential that you always speak to your fire engineer, principal design team and any other relevant partners etc. You will need to work with them to assist you with confirming if this information is relevant to your specific scenarios and project requirements. We do what we can to show information that explains the product’s intended use and tested scenarios but ultimately it is for you to identify whether these tests and products fulfil those requirements.

It has been assumed that there are no combustible products (e.g. waterproofing etc.) of any kind added beside or onto the Stubguard or balcony products.

Points of clarity from previous versions.

2023-04-04 – Clarity of detailing

It has come to our attention that some of the certificate and test result information from the test houses of one of the tests needs further clarity. It should not be assumed that any of the stubguard tests were in a scenario of a rainscreen with a cavity.

2022-02-25 – StubGuard Data sheet 3.2 and earlier versions.

Clarification: guidance as to where the StubGuard in step 2 should stop 20mm from; The StubGuard should pass from the slab edge through the cavity and stop 2omm from the finished facade lines outermost line. e.g. 20mm back from the face of the building which rainwater runs down and the facade you can see when viewing a building from the street.

The reference made to ‘Local Trimming’ around fixings is deemed as being trimming of 1-2mm around the immediate area of fixings

2022-02-20 – StubGuard

General clarification: The tested scenarios have all had the StubGuard entirely sitting against the slab edge and bottom of slab in line with the bottom of the StubGuard. If it is being used in a scenario where this cannot be the case you will need to get an engineering judgement.

2021-06-30 – StubGuard General message

Like most fire-related products, if there are any alterations to the product in any way on-site then potentially this is invalidating the integrity of the product.

The below video is of  Stubguard testing in a UKAS accredited test lab. This video shows the testing of a stubguard over a two hour period to demonstrate the benefits and limitations of fire tests.