The BBA (British Board of Agrément) is an independent mark of approval, only awarded to building products for which there is no British Standard, or to those manufacturers who are confident in the performance of their panels. Cembrit has the distinction of having its Cemsix corrugated sheet range fully accredited by the organisation.
As the UK’s major authority offering approval and certification services to manufacturers and installers supplying the construction industry, BBA certification is a sought after accreditation, and is considered incredibly important to specifiers. In order to achieve the BBA standard, products are tested for factors such as strength, properties in relation to fire, weather resistance and durability in order to meet UK British Regulations. Cembrit’s Cemsix range of corrugated sheets successfully met all these requirements.
“We believe that it is important to put our products through the rigorous BBA process, as the independent certification provides specifiers with a great deal of confidence in our products,” comments Ged Ferris, the Marketing Manager of Cembrit. “It is not just Cembrit asserting its superiority.”
Cemsix corrugated sheeting from Cembrit is a waterproof building material. Cemsix has the advantage of being slightly porous, which means that high levels of water vapour or humidity within agricultural buildings can be absorbed by the sheets and gradually released into the atmosphere. This contrasts with steel, where moisture condenses on the underside of the roof and drops back onto the contents inside. Cemsix is not affected by rust, destructive fungi, vermin or insects, so will not rot or decay.
Incorporating the latest technological advances, Cemsix allows designers to clad agricultural or industrial buildings in a Class 0 fire rated, rust and rot-proof material that will last for decades. Manufactured using Portland cement, together with a formulation of superior blended synthetic and cellulose fibres, Cembrit’s 3 part colouration process, Cemsix is produced to the highest European standard.
Available in natural grey, matt black and seven attractive coated colour options, Cemsix is offered in a standard imperial 6 inch profile strengthened with strategically placed polypropylene reinforcement strips. These are incorporated within the fibre-cement sheet to comply with BS and H&S requirements for site safety and fragility.