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Meeting the Complexities of Fire Compliance using James Hardie Claddings

James Hardie cladding products are suitable for use where ‘Non-Combustible’ materials are required in order to comply with fire safety regulations.

James Hardie cladding systems when installed in conjunction with timber cavity battens and RAB Board to timber frame, have also been tested/assessed to the newly cited test standard NFPA 285 and passed its requirements.

BRANZ technical opinion FC12171-001 assesses various James Hardie claddings systems and confirms their suitability to meet the requirements of New Zealand Building Code, Acceptable Solution, External Cladding Systems, Section 5.8.2(b).

  • Axon Panel – 9mm thick
  • Linea Weatherboard – 16mm thick
  • Linea Oblique Weatherboard – 16mm thick
  • Stria Cladding – 14mm thick
  • Monotek Sheet – 9mm thick
  • Titan Façade Panel – 9mm thick
  • ExoTec Façade Panel – 9mm thick

It is also considered that an external wall system constructed as described in section 3, with RAB Board and CLD Structural Cavity Battens on timber or steel studs may be clad in non-combustible material.

View the NFPA 285 fire test in action:

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