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Fire-safe kitchen for vulnerable youth and adults

May 2022

Tordale is a Belgian initiative that supports vulnerable children and adults in various ways. From guidance through the day to guided living, a lot is possible. In Torhout, Belgium, Tordale is building a new dining hall and large kitchen with great attention to the new Belgian fire legislation. This is a clear example of how insulation also contributes to fire safety.
  • Used products:  UTHERM WALL A
  • Contractor: Philip Koekelare
  • Architect: Kris Devolder
  • Location: Torhout

Fire safety is a priority

The kitchen and dining room will be located in a spacious new building. Since it is not a single-family house, the new Belgian fire legislation applies. That legislation requires low-rise buildings with cavity walls to use facade bricks with fire resistance EI 15 or better. 

In this project, architect Kris Devolder opted for a REI 120 brick in combination with PIR. "PIR has an excellent value for money and is a good insulator." The fire resistance of the facade stone already meets the requirements. Yet, by choosing Utherm Wall A, which has a fire reaction class D-s2,d0, the facade meets more than the required fire safety standards. Indeed, this insulation board has a better fire reaction class than required.

3 advantages of Utherm Wall A

For contractor Philip, it is a pleasure to work with the Utherm Wall A. "Installation and sawing goes very smoothly. In addition, we have little waste because we can usually reuse remnants. A third advantage is the compactness. The boards are easily stackable, which contributes to a clean building site."

We can only agree with Philip's enthusiasm. The combination of improved fire reaction class and ease of use make the Utherm Wall A an excellent insulation solution.


Would you also like to get started with this insulation board? Or would you like to know more about the right choice for your building project? Feel free to contact us, our experts will be happy to advise you!


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Technical data sheet UTHERM WALL A

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Declaration of Performance - UTHERM WALL A

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Used products


  • High performance rigid PIR foam insulation board
  • The board comprisesa textured aluminium foil facing
  • Manufactured in accordance with EN 13165
  • Corresponds to fire class D-s2-d0 in accordance with EN 13501-1
  • Thermal conductivity 0,022 W/m.K

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