Fire Protection of Timber Stud Partitions

Timber has very good performance in fire. It does burn but at a relatively slow and to a predictable depth known as the charring rate. It's also has a very low thermal conductivity value and hence does not heat uniformly.

This is the major advantage of using timber over steel because the fire resistance of timber elements of construction may be calculated based on a predictable charring rate.

Timber stud partitions should be tested or assessed in accordance with AS 1530: Part 4 to satisfy the failure criteria of structural adequacy (where required) along with integrity and insulation.

Further Information

Advantages:

  • Up to FRL 120/120/120
  • Slim walls – 130mm thick
  • Lightweight
  • Nail or Screw Fix
  • Impact resistance to BCA C1.8
  • Acoustically Tested

Application:

FRL -/60/60 FRL 60/60/60 FRL -/90/90 FRL 90/90/90 FRL -/120/120 FRL 120/120/120
PROMATECT® 100 Timber Stud Partitions X X X X X X

Note: FRL */ */ * (Fire Resistance Limit – *Structural Adequacy / *Integrity / *Insulation)

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