Passive House Certification for Farrat TBK Structural Thermal Break Plates

Farrat TBK Structural Thermal Break Plates have been granted a ‘Certified Passive House Component’ by the Passive House Institute.

Passive House is the standard for energy efficiency, granting certification to structures, components and professionals who have achieved the very best in quality, efficiency and sustainability.

The criteria to gain the title of ‘Certified Passive House Component’ is based on two categories:

  • Living health and comfort (‘Comfort criteria’) and
  • Energy balance during practical application (‘Energy criteria’)

Components that carry this certification have been tested according to these aforementioned criteria and are of a high standard regarding energy efficiency. This ensures that the specific use of the component meets the essential needs and functions of the professionals that require it (architects, structural engineers, technicians).

Farrat Structural Thermal Break Plates have received multiple certifications in the past. However, this is the first Farrat solution that has received Passive House Certification, cementing Farrat’s committed to developing innovative high-performance building materials with proven performance.

Passive House certification also fits closely into Farrat’s core values of Customer Service Excellence, Responsibility, Ambition and Quality, by ensuring quality assurance, performance and trust in manufacturing excellence.

“Farrat are very proud to have achieved certification to such a highly regarded standard as Passive House. Achieving exemplar level performance with our TBK material confirms our belief in the merits of solid state structural thermal breaks and the benefits of their use throughout general construction detailing.”

Chris Lister, Commercial Manager, Thermal Products


Farrat’s Passive House certificated Structural Thermal Break materials provide building design professionals with a robust solution to minimise energy loss. Suitable to mitigate against planar, linear and point load thermal bridging, Farrat Structural Thermal Breaks can be used anywhere a penetration or transition exists in a building envelope to help achieve building performance standards. Performance characteristics include low thermal conductivity, high compressive strength and very limited creep under load.

Full specifications are available for import from NBS Plus.

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BBA Certification awarded to Farrat TBK and Farrat TBL Structural Thermal Breaks

Farrat Structural Thermal Breaks BBA Certificated

Following extensive independent assessment, Farrat Structural Thermal Break materials, Farrat TBK and Farrat TBL, have been awarded BBA Certification by the British Board of Agrément [BBA].

Structural Thermal Break Plates are used between horizontal and vertical connections of internal and external elements to reduce thermal bridging. They provide a simple, economical and extremely effective solution to meeting Building Regulation requirements by reducing heat loss and the risk of internal condensation.

BBA certification is a mark of quality, safety and reliability that provides reassurance of the product’s fitness-for-purpose. The introduction of BBA Certification is part of a continuing programme of product development for Farrat. This latest certification for the product ensures that this technology can meet the ever demanding requirements from specifiers, whilst continuing to lead the Structural Thermal Break plate market.

Vanessa Adell, Project Manager at BBA Comments: “Thermal bridging in all its manifestations has always been a challenging problem for those involved in the insulation of buildings; effective solutions are always welcome to the market, and these latest products from Farrat are no exception. The Structural Thermal Break Plates, Farrat TBK and Farrat TBL, passed the rigorous tests they were subjected to and met all the rigid requirements that we insist upon at the BBA.  As such, it is a pleasure to endorse Farrat TBK and Farrat TBL and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Farrat in the future”. Stephen Blundell, Technical Director at Farrat comments “Here at Farrat we are committed to developing high performance solutions to thermal bridging and are therefore delighted that our Structural Thermal Break materials, Farrat TBK and Farrat TBL, have met the rigorous standards required by the BBA following an extensive period of independent evaluation”.

For more information on specifying Farrat TBK and Farrat TBL materials, please visit our product page here. Alternately, you can specify our products directly from NBS Plus. For Technical Enquiries, please give our team a call on  +44 (0) 161 924 1600.