FIS, the finishes and interiors sector trade association, has issued a warning to members and specialist contractors active in the finishing and fit-out market about the use of third party components being used in performance systems.

Joe Cilia, FIS technical director, said: “We have seen examples of non-system (third party) products being promoted for use in performance systems, and although they have performance claims and test evidence, they may not have evidence of being tested in manufacturers systems.

“This may not come to light until compliance evidence is requested, by which time the product may be installed and any performance warranties from system manufacturers become null and void, with dire consequences.

“We recommend that any changes to a system by including third party products is checked before installation and that a letter of confirmation is requested before proceeding. If you are in any doubt; check with your system supplier.”

Joe Cilia
FIS Technical Director