Fire Resistant Pedestals

Self-extinguishing supports that avoid spread of flames

In densely populated urban areas, there’s an increasing requirement for rooftop materials to be completely fire resistant.  With pedestal supported decks, in most cases the use of porcelain pavers or concrete pavers will meet requirements of ASTM Test Method E108-11 “Standard Method of Fire Tests of Roof Coverings” which measures the surface spread of flame and the ability of the roof covering material or system to resist fire penetration from the exterior to the underside of a roof deck under the conditions of exposure.

However in some cases there may be a requirement for pedestals to also possess fire resistant properties. In such situations we are able to offer a range of pedestals with specific self-extinguishing properties which not only prevent the spread of flames but produce significantly less smoke fumes compared with other types of paver supports.

The VO range of pedestals from Eterno has been specifically developed to provide passive fire protection by using special materials that avoid propagation of flames.


SEVO Self Extinguishing Pedestals

NMVO Self Extinguishing Pedestals


Benefits of Eterno VO Self-Extinguishing Pedestals

  • completely self-extinguishing
  • avoids propagation of flames
  • reduced smoke and fumes
  • extra high load bearing capacity
  • bi-material head provides superior sound deadening and shock protection
  • height adjustment tool enables adjustments to be made even after all pavers are laid
  • wide circular base ensures even load distribution and avoids damage to waterproof membranes


These VO self extinguishing pedestals are available in both the SE range with automatic slope compensating head and the fixed head Maxi range. Please note that these pedestals are only available on special order from Archatrak with a lead time of approx. 8 weeks.


SEVO Pedestal with self adjusting head

NMVO pedestal with TW slope compensator



A cut sheet for the VO self extinguishing pedestals can be downloaded here. Additional data and specifications of the Eterno series of pedestals including a complete catalog can be downloaded from our Brochures page.