Fire resistance requirements for stores

Quite a few of our foreign clients have doubts regarding the possibility to use a given material in a typical shopping mall store.

First of all it is worth noting that only permanently fixed materials are controlled. Any products or small movable accessories are not subject to regulations.

The regulations are not particularly strict. Simplifying situation a bit one can say that any wall and floor products have to be at least hardly flammable and any ceiling products have to be at least non flammable. All these categories are defined in Polish regulations with a reference to European Norm EN-13501. Moreover there are products that allow to fire proof e.g. wood to meet the above mentioned criteria.

The bottomline is: with careful planning almost all the materials can be used but you need to be well prepared before the start of production/ construction.