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Celotex fright

Graham_Wright

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I am surrounding my fridge with Celotex and, out of curiosity, tested it for flammability.

It ignited very easily, burned furiously and gave off noxious fumes.

Can anyone suggest a less dangerous alternative please?

I am amazed that such a flammable product is permitted to be used in house roof spaces.
 

sarabande

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Which product number did you use please ?

Their fire resistant version is FR 4000, which has Class 0 rating. The rest.....
 

Graham_Wright

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I've heard that GRP also burns furiously and gives off noxious fumes!

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Yes but here's not a lot you can do about that except replace with steel I suppose (then it rusts).
But GRP is a lot more difficult to ignite.
 

aztec

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Graham,

Have a chat with your local building supplier.. ask about "kingspan" (there are other manufacturers) all class "0" for firespread.

i have used it on my boat... and yes... did my own fire test.

Steve
 

Graham_Wright

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I couldn't find anyone to split Kingspan which was the first choice. Bit annoying as I pass several of their delivery vehicles every day!
 

salamicollie

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Try build centre if there is one near you, I got the foil faced kingspan closed cell PU- you will need to buy a whole sheet but you don't need to buy a full pack. If you need less than a sheet try your local building site...
 
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