Certification

2019 at Farrat – a year of success

2019 has been a busy year for Farrat and full of achievements and projects to be proud of.  There are too many to go into in one post, but here are a few of the highlights of 2019.

Longevity is an ultimate aim for most businesses, and for Farrat to celebrate it’s 60th year this year was a fantastic achievement. A family business now into it’s third generation, Farrat continues to grow with a well-established team, many of whom plan to be here to celebrate 70 years no doubt.

Farrat celebrating 60 years of engineering and manufacturing in the UK

The growth of our non-structural vibration isolation department – new expanding markets has meant the size of this department has nearly doubled in size, with the launch of several new products in our Cine range. The number of projects in the middle east has grown with a number of high-profile openings this year including the largest mall in Egypt, which we were a significant part of.

Growth of cinema in the MENA region is huge with 500 new cinema screens planned between 2018 and 2023, and following attendance of the second MENA cinema forum, Farrat are looking to continue to be a big part of that.

The MENA cinema forum this year introduced a new way to display the power of Farrat’s Cine Range. Affectionately dubbed ‘the cube of silence,’ this demonstration enabled our Commercial Director Ryan Arbabi to show just how much noise and vibration we can isolate!

Farrat has continued a truly global reach in 2019, with more countries than we could go into in much detail. From canning factories in France, Brazil and the UK, shock isolation in Taiwan, vibration control at The Hague in the Netherlands and in Slovakia, in addition to the work in MENA with the growth of cinema in Saudi Arabia on the horizon – it’s been a globe trotting year!

Farrat TBF was a brand-new product launched this year, following numerous requests for a fire safe thermal break product. Fire safe thermal break material is not yet a legal requirement but to be able to launch a product as ahead of the curve, and one we truly believe will be in high demand in the future, was an exciting achievement.

Farrat TBF

The team has expanded this year to accommodate growth, but in addition to that, Farrat truly believes in developing team members internally. A large number of people within Farrat have progressed to new positions in house.

2020 sees a new level of growth with more exciting plans that we look forward to updating you on from as close as Manchester to the other side of the world.

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.

To contact us click here or get in touch on +44 (0) 161 924 1600.

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.