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Sharmans Plygene Gutterline achieves fire testing classification

Following recent work with Exova, Sharmans are pleased to announce they have gained an independent assessment and test evidence for their Plygene Gutterline system in relation to the spread of fire.

Plygene Gutterline is the only BBA approved gutter lining system specifically engineered to guarantee leak prevention and preserve gutter performance for both industrial and commercial buildings.

Exova conducted an Ignitibility Test – EN 11925-2 on their two key system components, namely the thermoplastic membrane and the material used to form the bespoke moulded units.

Upon passing this test, the products have also obtained a Euro-classification ‘E’ to the harmonised European standard EN 13501-1.

Exova are an independent consultancy and testing house based in Warrington with a connected network of specialists throughout the Middle East, Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia Pacific.

Exova Warringtonfire has competence in all international fire standards and offers a complete spectrum of services to support customers in both their domestic and international markets.

Test method

The specimen is mounted vertically into the test frame and two pieces of filter paper are placed below the specimen.

The defined test flame is then applied in a number of manners, dependent upon the requirements of the specification document:

  • 15 seconds surface application
  • 15 seconds edge application


Test duration

Generally six specimens are tested with each flame application type required for a total duration of 20 seconds.

In all cases, observations are made as to whether the flame tip reaches a point 150mm above the original flame application point and whether the filter paper was ignited by any flaming debris or droplets.

Test Results

Mark De Rozarieux, Sharmans Managing Director, said; “We’re delighted to have secured the EN 11925-2 certificate for our Plygene Gutterline system.

Achieving the Euro-classification of ‘E’ on two of our key system components is a testament to the high standards we continuously set with our high performance Plygene Gutterline system.”

View the Sharmans Plygene Gutterline fire testing video here.

Steve Cookson