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Matthew Hughes
Matthew Hughes
on Fire Performance Coatings
General Manager

Matthew Hughes is an innovative thinker with over 10 years' experience in architecture. His passion for timber construction led him to challenge the boundaries of fire design and the New Zealand Building Code. This combination sparked the birth of Fireshield, and he eventually took on the role of general manager for Fireshield Australasia.

22 February 2018

Understanding Different New Zealand Fire Ratings

Matthew Hughes Timber Fire Ratings

Specifiers should understand there are multiple types of fire ratings, and most buildings are required to meet at least one of these.

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24 November 2017

Timber Claddings and the Fire Code

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We now have facade and cladding restrictions for all commercial construction with occupiable spaces above 7m, and residential builds above 10m — meaning more limited and cost prohibitive cladding options.

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28 August 2017

Balancing Appearance and Performance with Intumescent Coatings

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Ensuring a 'true' limiting temperature has been calculated could half the thickness and cost of intumescent coating.

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