The changes announced by the German Institute for Structural Engineering of the general building authority approval for flame-retardant ETICS with EPS insulation shall be enforced starting 01 January 2016.
On 27 May 2015, the German Institute for Structural Engineering published information on the improvement of the fire behaviour of ETICS with EPS insulating material classified as flame-retardant.
The additional design requirements in terms of flame-retardant ETICS have been incorporated in the general building authority approval and enforced on 1 January, 2016. A summary of additional design-related fire protection measures based on the object of the approval and the thickness of the insulation material can be found in the annex or in the building approvals.
German Institute for Structural Engineering in Berlin provided this information in their letter dated 27 May, 2015 in addition to their first letter from 16 December, 2014.
Frequently asked questions about the constructive fire protection measures for flame-retardant thermal insulation composite systems with EPS insulating material.