Passive Purple External is LABC approved

The team at Passive Purple are proud to announce that the Local Authority Building Control LABC) has approved Passive Purple External, confirming its compliance in accordance with English and Welsh Building Regulations.

Awesome news, right? But what does it mean?

LABC is an impartial organisation that delivers building control services throughout England and Wales. They exist to give peace of mind to builders and tradespeople, doing the hard work in assessing products and organisations so that you don’t have to do it all personally.

A tick of approval from LABC means that English and Welsh builders and tradespeople can use Passive Purple External with the confidence that our product is approved and will hold up against any regulatory assessments. For those purchasing Passive Purple External from outside of these areas, LABC approval is still a strong indication of quality. The English and Welsh authorities are not that easy to please.

How Passive Purple External got its approval

Façade waterproofing membrane | Passive Purple External

Passive Purple External is a liquid-applied, breathable membrane that is weatherproof and created with unique technology that makes it both breathable and airtight. In order to be approved by LABC, they really want to know that it’s safe, especially fire-safe. Which it is.

Passive Purple External has achieved a reaction to fire classification of B-s1, d0 to EN 13501-1:2018.

As well as being fire-safe, it is VOC-free, UV resistant, waterproof, and dries to be a durable and flexible membrane that is airtight to 0.03 ach and vapour breathable. It can be used on any form of construction.

For those unfamiliar with the Passive Purple brand, it’s a Passivhaus certified product that is used to build ecologically smarter buildings that work with the environment to save on heating and cooling costs. Passive Purple products are suitable for builders building to Passivhaus standard and those who simply want to adopt better, more economical practices.

Passive Purple External is applied onto exposed facades as a protective membrane. In just two coats, using an airless spray machine, like a Greco or something similar, or a paint roller, your exterior is protected from the elements and able to boost the efficiency of the building.

Passive Purple External - where to find out more

Find out more about Passive Purple External here. Or please get in touch with us to discuss how we can help with your latest project.

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