External wall systems in existing multi-storey residential buildings - fire risk: advice note - version 2

Version 2.0 of this Scottish Advice Note provides advice for those responsible for fire safety in residential buildings including building owners/managers/residents groups responsible for determining the fire risk posed by external wall systems on existing multi-storey residential buildings.

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Annex 6 : External wall system appraisal flowchart


[1] Many external wall systems have cladding which achieves European Classification A1 (non-combustible) or A2 (will not significantly contribute to fire load and fire growth) and may be considered low risk. However, when the whole external wall system including any insulation material behind the cladding is considered, the system may still be of concern and require further investigation.


Email: BuildingStandards@gov.scot

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